What Provoked the Chicago Teachers Strike? Bad Management Philosophy.
Greg Anrig writes in Pacific Standard magazine that Chicago teachers are rightly standing up to outmoded management philosophy as promulgated by Rahm Emanuel. Current education reform strategies amount to a Taylorist carrot and stick approach, resented by teachers, particularly the most thoughtful ones. More successful businesses in the US have actually moved to more of Demming's total quality managment approach. Chicago teachers are finally taking a stand for the entire education profession in objecting to this profound management blunder, says Anrig.