Skip to comments.School choice movement raises public profile as Chicago strike deadline looms
Posted on 09/08/2012 8:45:02 AM PDT by grundle
As the clock ticks down to a planned Sept. 10 teachers strike in Chicago, teachers unions and battles over school choice are gaining higher profiles nationally.
Wont Back Down a pro-school choice movie starring Maggie Gyllenhaal had a screening at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., ruffling feathers with the threat of a wide Hollywood release that could make Chicago the flashpoint for broader education policy fights.
And more than 37,000 people have watched The Machine, a YouTube video about the impact of teachers unions on public elections, since its launch Wednesday.
The video illustrates how money flows between taxpayers, teacher unions and politicians while students are neglected. The largest teachers union the National Education Association spent $40 million on the 2010 midterm elections alone.
It also donated $100,000 that year to Media Matters For America, a liberal messaging group, which subsequently covered education issues with a slant that favored the union.
I cannot find “The Machine” on youtube anyone have a link?
Took awhile to find it....
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