Support Stephanie Groce, in chap. 935 of Democratic Interest Groups vs. the Public Welfare, a continuing series. DFER explains how her support for a KIPP school, the one institution that could reasonably help poor students, is enough to get her iced by the local union thugs. The newspaper editorial:
Union leaders are angry that Groce, an incumbent, would consider freezing teachers' salaries and privatizing food service and transportation as ways to help the district live within its means and adjust to the loss of revenue that has occurred as thousands of students have fled to charter schools.
County Democrats used these so-called attacks on labor to justify the political excommunication of Groce.
But Groce is rightly concerned that the district's food service, which runs in the red, and inefficient transportation operations are bleeding money away from the classroom and, therefore, hurting students.