The vice-president of the Washington Teachers Union, Candi Peterson, wrote today that the WTU began a protest of the Washington Post Friday (the 15th).
The WaPo has the annoying habit of driving conversation in the District of Columbia on a number of topics, not the least of which is education. As the WaPo itself has pointed out, it may have a bit of a conflict of interest. You see, the Washington Post is owned by an education and media company (the Washington Post Company), which just so happens to also own Kaplan, Inc., which, by the way, happens to be a significantly larger earner of profit for its parent than the newspaper company.
A little less than a year ago, I wrote about a number of biases I found in the WaPo while I was working and living in DC. It's here, and I think it's worth reading.
Today, on the email listserv for the Independent Community of Educators in New York City, it was suggested that teachers organize a boycott of the New York Post, a newspaper I consider to be even more under the control of the corporate reform mindset than the WaPo.
Although I get the impression that the only teachers that read the NYP are E4Eers and those looking for a good laugh, might a protest be worth a try? Perhaps it would shake things up a little more and catch some more people's attention.