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Obama In 1999: Teachers Union A “Barrier To Change”

The President said the teachers unions weren’t slowing the pace of reform and accused Mitt Romney of “teacher-bashing” on the Today Show this morning. In 1999, President Obama said at a forum at Carleton College that the Chicago Teachers Union was being a “barrier to change.” Also In 1998, the President said the Chicago public schools were not a model of good policy making.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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