For her part, Randy declared her love for the creaky Romer, who remains one of the radical advocates for Boss Tweed era education reform. Romer hung his head and smiled as Randi told him she loved him. How sweet. Romer, then, acknowledged Randi as not one of those wild-eyed educators who refuses to believe in the inherent goodness of teacher evaluation based on testing, and they both agreed that their corporate compact on the Common Core testing deliver system and the test based teacher evaluation scheme made them natural allies in the national effort to corporatize and nationalize education, thus destroying the diversity of learning that has made the U. S. the creative thinking leader of the world for a long time.
Both Roy and Randi agreed that this strike business is a local matter, as did the sleepy-looking interview host, which introduces the question as to why none of the local players were there to be interviewed. Why not Karen Lewis or George Schmidt to debate one of Rahm's lawyers or economists?
But, then, that would not be consistent with the picture that Gates wants to present, which is a picture of reconciliation that he has paid good money to achieve, going so far as to buy a keynote speaking position at the AFT Convention two years ago, along with the leadership of both unions, the NEA and the AFT.
What we know is that this is not a local issue, but that the teachers of Chicago have shown the guts, grit, and organization to challenge the Business Roundtable and the oligarchs that control education policy in Washington. May the strike spread to every state and every city until sanity is restored.