Teacher Union Bosses Join Others Exploiting Tragedy

How low can the union bosses go?  That is a the question voters in West Virginia are asking themselves after seeing the teacher union produce an TV ad exploiting the death of 29 miners to make their case against charter schools.  Big Government.com has the story:

The West Virginia chapters of the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association have teamed up with the miners union and the AFL-CIO to produce a television ad attacking Democratic State Sen. Erik Wells.

Like President Obama and his Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Wells supports charter schools.  The AFT and NEA do not.  Therefore, exploiting the deaths of 29 miners, the unions find Wells unfit for legislative service.

It’s a perfect example of the depth teachers unions will stoop to attack political candidates – even Democratic candidates they traditionally support.