New School Holiday: Special Interest Day

(Guest post by Greg Forster)

While we’re on the subject of poor political judgment, the Oklahoman just ran my op-ed on schools closing on Election Day for the official, publicly identified purpose of increasing the Blob’s political clout:

Running the schools themselves with institutional policies designed — explicitly — to maximize school employees’ political power at everyone else’s expense is another matter. Now they’re using our tax dollars to create a political machine designed to extract ever-more tax dollars for themselves. The rest of us are allowed to notice this. If you want to create a big and vicious political backlash in an already polarized environment, this is one way to do it.

Let me know what you think!

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3 Responses to New School Holiday: Special Interest Day

  1. […] Source: New School Holiday: Special Interest Day | Jay P. Greene’s Blog […]

  2. Momof4 says:

    In my district, all school employees are allowed to vote in school board and school bond elections at their work locations and are “reminded” to do so – and such elections are stand-alone, unconnected to any other elections, at odd times and at regular polling locations different from other kinds of elections. Guess whose special interests are maximized?

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