Faculty notes: Prof. Shelton interview

Deep in the inbox, the Log missed this one. UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Jon Shelton (Democracy and Justice Studies) was quoted in Salon, regarding the Oklahoma teacher strikes. Here’s an excerpt:

“Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, another Republican, has characterized the teachers as greedy and childish, saying their behavior is like that of “a teenager wanting a better car. “That’s a very classic talking point,” said Jon Shelton, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the author of “Teacher Strike! Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order. ‘That’s wrong, of course. Teachers by and large go into it because it’s a calling. They do this because they care about kids and want what’s best for them.'”

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