Putting the blob ahead of the needs of parents and kids.

The 3-million member National Education Association is taking a new tack when it comes to charter schools, adopting a policy statement Tuesday aimed at limiting charter school growth and increasing accountability on the sector. 

NEA officials hailed the decision as a “fundamental shift” in the union’s stance on charter schools. 

“Charter schools were started by educators who dreamed of schools in which they would be free to innovate, unfettered by bureaucratic obstacles,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia said Tuesday in a statement. 

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