Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Democrats Pandering to Teachers' Unions

Mary K. Ham, at the blog run by the Weekly Standard, recounts the steps taken by the Democrats in Congress to kill the school-voucher program in Washington, D.C. The program has been popular with parents and appears to have worked well. So what's the problem?

The problem is that voucher programs threaten the unions' stultifying grip on teacher evaluations, promotions, and pay. And since teachers' unions are among the most reliable sources of votes for Democratic candidates, the incumbents need to pay the unions back by ending the voucher program in the one jurisdiction where Congress can have a direct impact.

Hat tip to Hit & Run, which also offers some choice remarks on this despicable behavior.

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