ERIC Number: EJ1091298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Teachers, School Boards, and the Power of Money: How the Right Wins at the Local Level
Schirmer, Eleni B.; Apple, Michael W.
Educational Forum, v80 n2 p137-153 2016
This article examines national conservative political advocacy groups' growing interest in local politics, and analyzes how they form alliances and gain political power. Following efforts to restrict collective bargaining for Wisconsin public employees, Kenosha school board members' attempts to legally protect teachers' rights provoked concern from nationally financed conservative groups. This article discusses why a small-town school board election attracted such attention, and the significance of increased attention to the local by these national groups.
Descriptors: Local Issues, Politics of Education, National Organizations, Advocacy, Political Power, Collective Bargaining, Teacher Rights, Boards of Education, Elections, Neoliberalism, Political Influences, Context Effect, Economic Impact, Educational Change, Ideology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin