May 10, 2014, The Massachusetts Teacher Association elected Barbara Madeloni as their president – a major victory in the struggle to liberate schools from corporations (whose only real interest in schools is in using children and schools as a source for fiscal profit).
From the Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, MA (link to article below the fold):
“It should be national news,” Madeloni said of her win in Massachusetts. “It’s a message to everybody that teachers will not be silent and compliant as this assault on public education continues — and undermines public education. This is foundational to democracy and we need to defend it... In Madeloni’s view, for-profit firms in education, and their allies in business and government, seek to privatize classrooms, break education unions and “profit from the public dollar. … Those three things are clear as day.”
Congratulations to Barbara Madeloni and her platform for solidarity with the 110,000 teachers she now leads!