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Teachers unions' alliance with Democratic Party frays

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/04/2012

Seema Mehta

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Teachers unions have been the Democratic Party's foot soldiers for more than half a century, providing not only generous financial backing but an army of volunteers in return for support of their entrenched power in the nation's public schools.
But this relationship is fraying, and the deterioration was evident Monday as Democrats gathered here for their national convention.
A handful of teachers and parents, carrying large inflated pencils, picketed a screening of "Won't Back Down," a movie to be released this month starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis as mothers, one a teacher, who try to take over a failing inner-city school.
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"Teachers unions' alliance with Democratic Party frays", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 13/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/teachers-unions-alliance-with-democratic-party-frays