The formation of New Yorkers for Great Public Schools is just the teachers unions’ latest effort to derail meaningful reform in our schools. The group is attempting to paint reform groups, and specifically StudentsFirstNY, as republican movements tied to corporate money.
An op-ed published by the New York Post makes it clear that New Yorkers for Great Public Schools only has the interests of its members in mind:
But cut out all the group’s silly, alarmist, partisan rhetoric and here’s what you’re left with: a far-left rant that schools shouldn’t be subject to the kind of accountability common in the private sector.
Unions are what they are: Their members come first. But that means kids come second — or, all too often, last.