Cori Petersen

Leftward Leaning Teacher Donations Play Large Role in School Choice & Curriculum Transparency Debate

Politicians at every level must listen to their voters; but to get reelected, elected leaders think that they must make trade-offs between the desires of parents and wants of educators in their community. Political donations are an important measure of political engagement, ideology, and interest. WILL’s report found that the vast majority of donors who identified themselves as teachers have contributed to Democratic candidates and Democratic-affiliated organizations.