kitchen table math, the sequel: speaking of politics

Friday, August 8, 2008

speaking of politics

Well, now that Rory has weighed in on John Edwards, I'm inspired to fill you in on my brief email exchange with Joe Williams. Joe is Executive Director of Democrats for Education Reform and the author of Cheating Our Kids, which is a fantastic book: a page-turner. Somewhere in Cheating Our Kids (I can't find the page & neither can he) Joe predicts that when the leadership of civil rights organizations passes from the WWII generation to younger leaders, the alliance between the teachers' unions will end and the power the unions wield over the Democratic Party will weaken significantly.

I asked Joe whether this development means that day has arrived, and he replied that if it hasn't, it's close.

If so, we are living in interesting times, all of a sudden.

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