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How the Corporate Right Divided Blacks from Teachers Unions and Each Other, by B.A.R. Executive Editor Glen Ford

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Back in the mid-Nineties, devious right-wing activists at the Bradley Foundation, in Milwaukee, hit upon a "wedge" issue designed to wreck the alliance at the core of the Democratic Party's urban base. Blacks and public employee unions -- particularly teachers -- were the foundations of Democratic power in the cities. Aware that African Americans revered education but were often in conflict with largely white teachers unions over issues of racism and community control, the Bradley gang, under president Michael Joyce, created out of whole cloth a "movement" for publicly-funded vouchers for private schools. {Pictured are demonstrating charter school children.}

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As Hemingway noted, class warfare is between the h... by martin weiss on Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 at 1:16:11 AM
is just the opening move.Norquist wants to kill th... by martin weiss on Saturday, Jun 18, 2011 at 1:21:46 AM
so true.  And one of the sayings in Voices by... by GLloyd Rowsey on Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 at 12:44:30 AM
But in case you're not familiar with Porchia but w... by GLloyd Rowsey on Sunday, Jun 19, 2011 at 12:53:52 AM