Friday, January 20, 2012

The sad story of Chester Upland. « Fred Klonsky

The sad story of Chester Upland. « Fred Klonsky:

The sad story of Chester Upland.

Is there a teacher in this country who didn’t wince when they read the story last week of the Chester Upland school district in Pennsylvania. The District is broke, the governor refused help and the union teachers agreed to work for free.

Did I mention that Chester Upland mainly serves poor and working class kids?

I couldn’t bring myself to Tweet or post about it. My emotions went from anger to sadness. From pity to fury.

Of course, the teachers of Chester Upland are heroic.

But it makes you wonder. Is this what they have planned for all of us?

Valerie Strauss in the Washington Post has a letter from an

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