Teacher Union Candidates Receive Lukewarm Reception in Elections

Mike Antonucci has the story of how teacher union candidates did in Tuesday’s elections.  Apparently the public “remembered in November” but what they remembered was not necessarily what teacher union officials hoped they would remember.

Ever since the statewide teacher walkouts last March and April in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona, the unions have been remarkably successful in getting the press to publish stories about teacher activism and the record number of educators running for office. A National Education Association press release claimed there were nearly 1,800 educators on the November ballot for state legislative offices.

“They are set to unleash a historic #RedForEdWave in state houses across the country,” the union told us.