Thompson: Send Duncan To Walk The Picket Line
The destruction of collective bargaining for teachers would be the second worst thing that could happen to poor children. The worst would be the failure of President Obama to receive 270 electoral votes in 2012. The Administration opened up a Pandora's Box in Rhode Island when it chose data over due process, thus feeding the union-busting frenzy in Wisconsin and Ohio. Soon the mortal threat to unions will spread to Florida and perhaps other swing states. During Meet the Press' Sunday Roundtable, a big point was made about a 2007 campaign promise. If a state challenged collective bargaining rights, candidate Obama said he would put on his walking shoes and join the protests. The President is too busy to fulfill that pledge, but he should send Arne Duncan, who helped get him in this mess, to join the protests. - JT (@drjohnthompson) Image via.