Here’s a clip from the National Education Association convention of President Dennis Van Roekel talking about what he thinks accounted for the varied reaction to charter schools among the delegates. (See here for details.)
A couple of caveats about the video. First, Dennis’ office at the RA was behind the stage and the lighting back there was terrible. Second, you’ll have to ignore the “mood music"—a musician somewhere in the hall was playing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” on the piano throughout the interview.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.