If you haven’t been following the Chicago teacher strike, you may not realize that in addition to the usual labor union demands — more money, more benefits — the issue of teacher  accountability for student achievement is in play. 

“This strike brings to the surface a tension that has been brewing in the Democratic Party for the last few years between the old guard of teachers unions and a generation of hard-charging education reformers,” says Michael McShane, an education policy fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

This is going to be fascinating.

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