Watch "The Machine," Learn the Deep Logic of the Chicago Teachers Strike


As Chicago teachers and city politicians reportedly near an agreement that will end a five-day strike over tougher standards for instructor evaluation and greater hiring autonomy for principals, it's  it's worth taking a look at the deeply disturbing dynamics of K-12 public education, a system whose weakest participants—students—are the very people the system is supposed to serve.

Watch "The Machine: The Truth Behind Teachers' Unions" by clicking above or clicking below for more links, supporting information and downloadable versions. This video was originally released on Reason TV on September 4, 2012.