Teacher Unions’ Charter Power Play

It may come as a surprise to some living in Massachusetts that teacher union officials there do NOT run state education department. It only seems that way.  Mike Antonucci has the story in Intercepts.

Members of the Haverhill Education Association in Massachusetts voted not to approve the renewal of the Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School’s charter, even though most of them don’t work there.

Rather than take you on a  deep dive into Massachusetts charter school law, let’s stick with its intent, that the support of a teacher majority is necessary for a charter renewal to go forward. In previous years, this meant a majority of teachers at the school.