Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Reformers Get Back to their Roots

Screw this Common Core stuff, let's get back to the red meat.

Stephanie Simon:

Teachers unions are girding for a tough fight to defend tenure laws against a coming blitz of lawsuits — and an all-out public relations campaign led by former aides to President Barack Obama.

The Incite Agency, founded by former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and former Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt, will lead a national public relations drive to support a series of lawsuits aimed at challenging tenure, seniority and other job protections that teachers unions have defended ferociously. LaBolt and another former Obama aide, Jon Jones — the first digital strategist of the 2008 campaign — will take the lead role in the public relations initiative.

While I would prefer this wasn't happening, and it might work, which would be bad, this strikes me as a fairly lame, long-shot strategy.

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