"There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time." -- Calvin Coolidge, responding to the 1919 Boston police strike
This oft-quoted line from the then-governor of Massachusetts might be updated to include "the public interest" as well as public safety.
There are few matters of public interest greater than educating the next generation. Chicago public school teachers who went on strike Monday have struck against the public interest, placing self-interest in difficult economic times ahead of children.
At a time of high unemployment, the teachers and the Chicago Teachers Union want a pay increase and better...