Union Presidents Wrestle with a Generational Divide Among Their Membership

Jerry JordanJerry JordanIn a new Education Week Commentary today, Harvard professor Susan Moore Johnson cites the example of Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan, as a leader who stepped up to the plate with bold provisions in the recently signed contract and Race To The Top application.  But according to Johnson, it is worth paying attention to the skill and vision required to communicate with and win the trust of a union membership with a huge generational divide.