WFPL reports “Teachers Union Could Spend Big on JCPS Board Endorsements.”
What an understatement.
In past years the Jefferson County Teachers Association (JCTA) made “independent expenditures” of over $100,000 a piece in support of individual candidates in the county’s school board races.
There is nothing illegal in this, but such overwhelming financial support makes it almost impossible for anyone the union does not like to win a seat on the Jefferson County Board of Education.
Do you think a teachers’ union should have so much influence over election of officials who will eventually cut the contract with that union? Is the public really well-served by this process?