Repercussions of Teacher Union Endorsements

Larry Sand picks up again on why Democrats should proceed with caution as they court teacher union official endorsements.

At the end of the day, Democrats are risking a lot by courting the teachers unions. Sure, they will get tons of cash, free ads and an army of teachers ready to hit the streets. But they will lose the support of many minority parents who don’t want to surrender their ability to choose where to send their kids to school. And parents are becoming more organized. Groups like the Freedom Coalition for Charter Schools, started by longtime school-choice warrior Howard Fuller, are popping up.