An energized resistance to ongoing attacks on education was on display at this year's American Federation of Teachers national convention in Los Angeles.
Teachers heard the iconic leader of the Moral Monday movement in North Carolina characterize them as part of a movement fighting for the very soul of the nation.
"Enough is enough. Teachers are evaluated and their future livelihoods are linked to that. And when they fall short, they should have a chance to improve."
Several Chicagoans have stolen the show at the AFT's national convention that runs through today at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Teach Great, a coalition backed by billionaire Rex Sinquefield, is funding the ballot initiative.