Earlier this year, it looked like a battle was brewing between Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and the Cleveland Teachers Union (CTU). Jackson’s school reform plan would have eliminated collective bargaining and a number of other workplace provisions for teachers.
But CTU leaders, Jackson and other education advocates worked together to find common ground. This collaboration has resulted in an agreement in which both sides made tough choices and kept their focus on the children. But in the end, says the Cleveland Plain Dealer in a recent editorial:
They did it. And they did it right….Each side gave a little to give students a lot.
CTU President David Quolke says that by working with Jackson, the teachers were able to make “bad legislation better for educators and,”
most importantly, to move forward with our most important priority of providing a quality education and safe environment for the children that we see each day.
Click here for the Plain Dealer editorial.