Idaho, Chicago, Wisconsin and ?

Today’s New York Times carries an interesting story about the upcoming referendum in Idaho dealing with public schools and teacher unions. Some of the issues are unique to that state–others are echoes of what we have seen elsewhere. The dispute sounds rather fierce….

The line that stuck with me is this, “Some district administrators say they fear that in their bloodletting both sides are forgetting the students.”

Ah, that seems to be going on in lots of education disputes.

As I’ve written many times before, I fear that is going on in special education disputes, hearings, mediations, etc., between schools and parents. Where are the adults who keep the focus on teaching and learning?

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