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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Teacher Union drops $450k on single Louisiana school board election

AFT drops $450k on single Louisiana school board election -

Kyle Olson

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HARVEY, La. – The American Federation of Teachers is hitting a local Louisiana school board with both barrels.

money embezzlementThe union has spent nearly $450,000 to reclaim a majority on the board, according to campaign finance filings, the Times-Picayune reports.

That's more than all individual candidate contributions combined.

The AFT Committee for School Board Accountability in Jefferson Parish has so far spent $165,000 on canvassing and online advertising for the candidates that will look out for union interests on the board – leaving it with $281,000 to deluge voters in the final days of the campaign.

The union is seeking to regain control from a majority that turned down a contract with the union in 2012.

Additionally, the paper reports:

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