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Union busting as school reform

Big city mayors across the country, like LA's Mayor Villaraigosa, are also complicit as charged:
“One of the schools I’m working in has serious problems. Their organizer wasn’t concerned about that, they were interested in getting people to see [the film] Waiting for Superman,” Rev. Hood said of SFC. “Waiting for Superman did not fly here in Chicago. It wasn’t a hit like they thought it was going to be. It was about taking away the rights of unions to organize. In the communities we live in we need living wage jobs,” he said. “Most of these parents have been arguing about how we don’t have books in school. Those are not the things Stand for Children were talking about. They were talking about taking power from teachers,” Hood added.

Please refer to my earlier piece Riordan, Broad, the eastside Latino machine, and the legacy of District 5 to see how this also unfolded in Los Angeles.