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  •  Don't mess with education spending (4+ / 0-)
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    It's a real sleeping tiger in a lot of places, especially for Governors, because it hits non-political folks and what they care about: their children.

    •  Education cuts hurt Corbett more than anything (0+ / 0-)

      else (although far from his only oops---guess he had his eyes closed).

    •  I've (1+ / 0-)
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      I've been underestimating this, because there has been a decade's long movement from the right - but even some of us on the left - to dismantle public education in all but the most wealthy districts, and this has pretty much happened nation-wide.  So, it's really striking for me to see that this is the issue really riling people up.  

      I guess there are more folks who care about public education than I thought, because all we hear in the media is about "evil teachers' unions" and "crappy" public schools where "those people's" children go.

      •  The average voter dislikes the teachers union (1+ / 0-)
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        propjoe

        but likes teachers and public education in a broader sense.

        21, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
        politicohen.com
        Idiosyncratic, pro-establishment. Liberal, not progressive. For the poor, the children, the planet, and the rule of law.
        UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city.

        by jncca on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 06:42:04 PM PDT

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        •  That's more due to propaganda against the unions (1+ / 0-)
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          Than disapproval of what their purpose is.

          26, Practical Progressive Democratic Socialist (-9.38, -8.51), Gay, IN-02 - Defeat Wacky Jackie!

          by HoosierD42 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 11:55:59 PM PDT

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          •  I'd have to see polling on that. (0+ / 0-)

            21, CA-18 (home), CA-13 (school)
            politicohen.com
            Idiosyncratic, pro-establishment. Liberal, not progressive. For the poor, the children, the planet, and the rule of law.
            UC Berkeley; I think I'm in the conservative half of this city.

            by jncca on Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 12:58:41 AM PDT

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