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California Teacher Union Official Predicts Big Challenge to Unions

Laurel Rosenhall, reporter for CALmatters, comments on the aftermath of the Los Angeles district school board election in the San Francisco Chronicle.

 Sandra Lowe reminisced about the good old days as she addressed a roomful of Democratic activists at the California party’s annual convention.

It used to be, the teachers union leader told the crowd, that it didn’t take much to win a school board race: a short statement in the election handbook, a little money for some mail, and the shoe leather to knock on doors and talk to voters. Now, Lowe said, things are different.