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USA Today Runs Teachers Union Exposed’s “Killer Ad”

Now we know which media outlets value an open debate on education reform.

The Chicago Tribune fell short last week when it refused to run our ad showing that teachers unions, such as the striking Chicago Teachers Union, are the ones blocking the school house door. In stark contrast, USA Today ran the ad today on page 10A–the same day that they are celebrating their 30th anniversary and launching a major redesign (it looks good!). Kudos to the editors for honoring the tradition of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan.

Former Congressman Joe Scarborough, host of Morning Joe on MSNBC, said it was a “killer ad” and we appreciate the shout out. We can’t say the same for his co-host Mika Brzezinski–based on her reaction, she probably isn’t a fan.

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