Another Quote of the Day

"This is proof education employee unions can and should be leaders in reform," read a joint statement by the Illinois Federation of Teachers, the Illinois Education Association and the Chicago Teachers Union, all of which participated in the dealmaking.
From the Chicago Tribune regarding a consensus reached in Illinois on an education reform package that eliminates "last in, first out" lay-off policies, ties teacher evaluations to student growth, and makes tenure conditional on continued effectiveness in the classroom.