Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Wow, talk about credulous reporting:
Teachers staged their 11th strike on Tuesday since the start of the academic year in September and were already considering fresh action on June 12, timed to coincide with the start of France's high school leaving exam, the baccalaureat.

Teachers are concerned Raffarin's plans to decentralise power will harm education by handing over responsibility for hiring some staff to regional authorities.
No scare quotes, no "claim to be concerned," no alternative viewpoint: CNN completely credits and broadcasts the idea that teachers who have denied their students an education eleven times since September are concerned about "harm" done to that same education, as opposed to, say, the harm done to their paychecks and generous benefits.

(For those wanting to read more about the strikes in France, Steven Den Beste has a bunch of stuff.)


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