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La. Teachers’ Union President: School Choice ‘Taking Our Children From Us’

Amidst a controversy over the widespread education-reform project Governor Bobby Jindal has begun in Louisiana, the head of the state’s largest teachers’ union has essentially claimed that children belong to teachers’ unions as much as they do their parents. Criticizing the program in an interview on April 29 with Baton Rouge’s WBRZ, she said ”There isn’t anything fair about using something like that only against the public schools and then taking our children from us, and sending us where we don’t know what they’re getting.”

“>a commercial for the network, Perry explained that “we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families.” They also, apparently, belong not just to their teachers’ — but their teachers’ union. Harris-Perry, as Deroy Murdock noted on the Corner recently, happens to live in Louisiana, and chose to send her daughter to one of New Orleans’s most expensive private schools — apparently she didn’t mind taking her child away from the teachers’ union.

Patrick BrennanPatrick Brennan is a writer and policy analyst based in Washington, D.C. He was Director of Digital Content for Marco Rubio's presidential campaign, writing op-eds, policy content, and leading the ...

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