Need a Break from Teaching? Call CTA

In a sympathetic account of the California Teachers Association’s campaign on Propositions 30 and 32, EdSource reports that the union knows where its priorities lie:

This year, CTA has expanded a strategy first tried in 2005, when they faced a similar initiative to Prop 32 on the ballot, and is paying some presidents of local unions and other activists to take a leave from their classrooms to work full-time on the campaign. In the San Jose area alone, there are seven release teachers working through the November election.

CTA will expound at the drop of a hat on the virtues of experienced, unionized teachers, but it didn’t waste time dropping kids into the hands of mostly non-union substitute teachers for a month before Election Day.