Turns out that the AFT/UFT Edwize blog didn’t tell quite the whole story about the online Q & A that President Obama held yesterday and glossed right over the most interesting edupart. But thankfully The Washington Post is on the case:
Arguably the most animated and substantial exchange was between the president and a longtime teacher from Overbrook High School in West Philadelphia who was seated a few feet behind him. The teacher asked Obama for his definition of “a charter school” and “an effective teacher.” While Obama quickly dispensed with the first part of the question, he could not get the teacher to answer when he asked whether in her 15 years on the job she has encountered colleagues who she would not want to teach her own children.
You can read the whole transcript here, the rest of the education answers are interesting, but things The President has said before.