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"the union’s leadership seems not to have considered. . . that public sentiment around budgets and public employees has shifted in a fundamental way. . . over the last 10 years or so, most American workers have come to expect less by way of benefits and security from their employers. And with political consensus building toward some kind of public-school reform, teachers’ unions in particular have lost credibility with the public. 46% percent of voters in a poll conducted by Stanford and the Associated Press last September said teachers’ unions deserved either 'a great deal' or 'a lot' of blame for the problems of public schools."
--Matt Bai, New York Times Magazine, 2.27.11