Arthur Goldstein, veteran NYC teacher, traveled to Pittsburgh for the Public Education Forum, which will be live-streamed by MSNBC.

Outside he sees a group of protestors from the charter industry, complaining that public schools get any notice at all. Six percent of America’s children are in charters. Almost 90% attend public schools.

Goldstein remembers the many events where the charter industry monopolized Oprah, NBC’s Education Nation, “Waiting for Superman,” etc. and no public supporters were invited as the speakers sneered about them.

Now the charter industry has Betsy DeVos, the nation’s top education official, singing their praises. So why protest a gathering where they have two spokesmen (Booker and Bennett) but are not the sole focus of attention?