Some day I'd like to see either Jill Stewart or Joe Barrett spend five hours in a special ed classroom--the way Heather Kolodny has, tirelessly, for half a decade--and then see what either of them think about teacher advocacy and the rights of workers.
Here's a teacher who's completely devoted to her students and her calling...and Jill and Joe simply presume the worst, without making a single phone call--because all they know is that they're supposed to hate the teacher's union.
This is pathetic. In fact, it's beyond pathetic. It's deplorable.
By the way, Ms. Stewart: if you can't even talk to Heather Kolodny directly, even after your self-aggrandizing, award-winning career in journalism, before making judgments about her that happen to fit your teacher-vilification agenda, I guess that says it all about how "The Mike Lacey Way" is working out for you, doesn't it?