Teachers Union Flexes Its Campaign Muscle
Thursday, October 30, 2008
San Diego Unified's
school board members are up for reelection this year. But only one of them is getting help from the local teachers union. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the details.
Campaign disclosures show the union has poured more than $200,000 into its own campaign to get Jackson reelected. That's in addition to about $12,000 Jackson has raised on her own.
In comparison, Jackson’s opponent -- teacher
-- only raised about $1,600.
The union sides with Jackson and Evans because they're friendly to teacher issues and against layoffs.
A change in trustees could shift the balance of power on the board. Whoever wins will preside over the second largest public school district in the state, with a new superintendent, and a multimillion dollar budget deficit.
Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.
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