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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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