Do our daily newspapers accuse the police and their union of taking positions that help their members even if they hurt the city, public be damned? No. And they are right.
Do they blame firefighters and their union for pushing policies that enrich their members even if they leave the city burning? No. And they are right.
Do they hammer sanitation workers and their union for a contract that cleans up for its members whom they allege could care less about filth left in the streets? No. And they are right.
So why do they single out the teachers’ union and its members and assume the worst motives for everything they do and say and represent?
Community newspapers tend to be more thoughtful and objective.
There should be a therapist who specializes in the hang-ups of some editorial boards.