Lynnell Mickelsen is an education activist and blogger in Minneapolis who has penned a striking piece about the similarities between the politics and tactics of the National Rifle Association and the Teachers’ Unions. She highlights how both fight hard to protect the status quo while dismissing any all suggestions of changes that could improve our nation, whether it be in reducing violence or improving our educational outcomes for kids. Or both.
Instead we’ll hear that the only true solution is to double-down. The answer to mass shootings is for more people to carry guns. The answer to failing district schools is to invest more money in them while getting rid of charters.