That is nearly an exact quote from the SFGate's Oakland teachers failed kids over grant. It is about the failure of teachers union to come to some agreement on use of test scores to measure student and teacher performance.
One can take the article and substitute 'Portland' for 'Oakland' and have the same results. See my post on the same subject - Portland Public Schools' lost opportunity.
Children do not benefit from teachers unions like those in Portland and Oakland. The Portland Association of Teachers claims "Portland's Future is in School Today!" If so - Portland and Oakland are far worse off than imagined.
And the liberals are so pro-education. It is for the kids - you know.