Steven Greenhut on Unions Taking Aim at Parent-Trigger Law

They're afraid of losing their power.


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When you throw a rock at a pack of wild dogs, how do you know which one you hit? It's the one that's yelping. That old country saying offers insight into modern-day politics. You can always tell if a law might make an actual policy difference by the interest groups that are complaining — and by the intensity of their yelps. Steven Greenhut says this is exactly the case in the battle between charter schools and public teachers' unions.