Baltimore Teachers Union election
As some readers have pointed out, I didn't do a very good job of covering the Baltimore Teachers Union elections on May 12th. So I will try to make up for it here. The president of the union, Marietta English, as well as the rest of the executive board, ran unopposed. Of the 7,633 teachers and paraprofessionals who are in the union, about 800 voted, according to Jessica Aldon, a spokeswoman for the union.
So the question is, why did English run unopposed? Is there general satisfaction with the union leadership or is it a case of teachers being apathetic to who runs the union?