Maybe it should not be a surprise, but the U.S. Conference of Mayors gave their strong support to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in his fight with the Chicago Teachers Union.
The mayors’ statement was apparently coordinated by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, husband of Michelle Rhee.
Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia signed the statement, but as this article notes, kept a low profile.
This is the same group that endorsed a parent trigger law, urging parents to seize control of their public schools and hand them over to private corporations.
As I type these words, I wonder if there is something in the drinking water when these people meet.