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In Montgomery County, the teachers union and its toxic influence
02/05/10 | The Washington Post
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The Union Label on the Ballot Box
Summer 2006 | Education Next
The Washington Post editorial board complains about the teachers union in Montgomery County, Maryland, where candidates for school board and county council who seek the endorsement of the union are strongly encouraged to contribute $6000 to a PAC run by the union. The union uses this money to help its favored candidates get elected; in effect, the union is hiring its own bosses on the school board and county council. In Summer 2006, Ed Next published an article by Terry Moe that looked at teacher union power in school board elections.