The teaching profession is under attack by those who blame teachers for conditions beyond their control. They want to take away their professionalism and turn them into testing technicians.
If they take away teachers' rights to bargain collectively, they silence their voices. They eliminate the one force who can stop them.
That leaves a path clear for them to cut funding. To turn more public schools over to non-union charter chains. To introduce for-profit online charter schools. To double class sizes. And to implement policies that hurt children and reduce the quality of education. We must not let them do it!-Diane Ravitch- activist, professor, and former Assistant Secretary of Education. Speaking at a teachers' union convention last year