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Why Do Teachers' Unions Agree With The Tea Party?

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Why Do Teachers' Unions Agree With The Tea Party?

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In a rare agreement, both teachers’ unions and the Tea Party are resisting federal accountability in education — a stance that could have dire consequences for the quality of schools. Jonathan Alter writes in his new column, “Tea Party And Teachers’ Union Make Strange Brew”:

Talk about bizarre bedfellows. The National Education Association, the country’s largest teachers’ union, and the Tea Party are both arguing against federal accountability standards in education.

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