Irony AlertMarch 3, 2014
Democratic Party Split on Education ReformMarch 4, 2014
Scott Shackford, an editor at the Conservative publication Reason, notes the rifts within the Republican Party and takes comfort in a “much less publicized rift in the Democratic Party against charter schools”:
There’s a well-publicized rift in the Republican Party on how they should approach social issues and pork-filled defense spending. But there’s a much less publicized rift in the Democratic Party about charter schools, which despite what detractors connected to education unions say, are growing more and more popular among the parts of the Democratic base that don’t work for the government (and even among some who do). The fight may not have broken the party open wide like what we’re seeing among Republicans because the battles are taking place on the state and local levels. It’s definitely a conflict to watch, though, as charter school popularity continues to grow.