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InfluenceWatch Podcast #195: How Teachers Unions Affect Elections


Liberal special interests have effective control of many municipal governments and government arms. The most notable case: school boards. Thanks to “three exploits” of block voting, nonpartisan races, and off-cycle elections, teachers unions gain a structural advantage beyond their ideological support in electing the people who set standards, enforce policies, and fund public school systems.

Joining me to discuss how special interest groups take advantage of municipal election structure is Max Eden, a research fellow in education policy at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Michael Watson

Michael is Research Director for Capital Research Center and serves as the managing editor for InfluenceWatch. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he previously worked for a…
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