The WaPo editorial board calls for more transparency in the D.C. school contract negotiations. And why not? This is a step that Jane Hannaway and I called for a few years ago as a general reform to today’s bargaining process and in general more transparency around policymaking is better. Yet while opening up negotiations more is perceived as not in interest of the teachers’ unions, I’m not sure that’s entirely true at all. Contrary to popular belief, everything they ask for, even around key sticking points, isn’t indefensible.