To prove a union contract is no barrier to school success, the United Federation of Teachers opened its own UFT Charter School in Brooklyn in 2005, notes Gotham Schools. After seven years of turmoil, the union-run K-9 school may be closed for low performance.See, they foolishly thought that the problem is administration and that the answer is union. What some might now have figured out is that a union environment can only be maintained as long as there's an us vs. them situation. When "us" (the union) becomes "them" (management/administration) the whole idea breaks apart because of the fundamental requirement of unions, which is conflict.
Perhaps they are now sadder, but wiser, knowing this.
On a tangential note, this can't bode well for the anti-voucher movement, can it?