What We’re Watching: Debate Over Changes to Democratic Platform on Education
The AFT has released excerpts from a revamped version of the Democratic Party platform. Many of the changes amount to a rejection of the Obama administration’s K-12 agenda, Alyson Klein of Politics K-12 notes.
The AFT is really happy with the amended platform. Randi Weingarten, the union’s president, said it represents a “refreshing sea change” from past policies.
You can watch the debate over the changes to the platform, which took place last weekend, in this video.
Democrats for Education Reform, a group that was unhappy with the changes, has posted a transcript of the debate here.
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