Wednesday, August 27, 2014

American Federation of Teachers contributes $250,000 to fight Amendment 3

The national American Federation of Teachers contributed $125,000 to the Committee to Support Public Education Tuesday.

It is the second time in the past couple of months AFT has contributed that amount to combat Amendment 3, which would eliminate teacher tenure, make all teachers at-will employees, and require that teachers be evaluated on the basis of student scores on standardized tests.

The $250,000 sounds like a big amount until you consider that one man, retired billionaire Rex Sinquefield, has contributed $850,000 to the misnamed Teach Great, which was formed by Sinquefield to push the measure.

More big money is expected on both sides.

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