Members of Oklahoma's education establishment -- especially those pushing hard for the proposed State Question 744 -- might want to consider a new blog post by Rick Hess ("How to Lose Friends and Alienate People"). Hess writes:
The AFT and NEA might want to start rethinking their "we're special and should be protected from budget cuts because we're there for the kids" strategy. ... The unions might want to think about the risks of misplaying their hand and whether that will cost them crucial goodwill as states wrestle with tough budget choices in 2011 and beyond.