Education, Labor, Teachers — June 17, 2013 at 8:16 am

AUDIO: My interview with Tony Trupiano about exploitation of Teacher of the Year by conservative groups


This story has legs

After my piece on the exploitation of Michigan 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year Gary Abud by anti-union groups like the Mackinac Center and StudentsFirst to promote their anti-union agenda, I was interviewed by Tony Trupiano on his Night Shift radio show about it. The segment ran Friday evening and you can listen to it here:

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The piece has had well almost 11,000 views since it was published and has gone rather viral, being retweeted by groups like the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten. People across the country, educators and non-educators alike, are outraged at these anti-union groups using Gary’s personal story against his wishes. Daily Kos ran a piece based on my reporting on their front page.

It’s an important story and one I hope that gets wide exposure. Please share widely