History Professor Elizabeth Todd-Breland Discusses the Chicago Teachers Union’s Role in Chicago Mayoral Race

The Chicago Tribune quotes Elizabeth Todd-Breland, UIC assistant professor of history, in an article about how the role of the Chicago Teachers Union in the Chicago mayoral race. “Clearly they endorsed Toni Preckwinkle. Her platform on education really mirrors the Chicago Teachers Union platform,” said Todd-Breland, who is the author of “A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960s.” “There’s politics to that. But it’s not just her, if you look broadly at the candidates, the majority of them are embracing at least one, if not multiple, elements of these core tenets that the Chicago Teachers Union has been really organizing vigorously around for the last decade.” http://bit.ly/2I9uO0z (subscription may be required)