Democratic Education PAC Hopes for Its Moment Under Obama
For years, the teachers’ unions were the key players in the political money game to help further education policy objectives.
But since its inception in 2005, Democrats for Education Reform , a political action committee based in New York City, has sought to use campaign donations to smooth the way for policies such as expanding charter schools and differential pay for teachers that are sometimes opposed by traditional Democratic constituencies.
Now the group, which helped raise about $2 million for Democratic candidates for president, Congress, and state offices during this year’s elections, is seeking to put its stamp on the presidential transition, suggesting legislative priorities, and floating potential hires...
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