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Democratic divide?



Booker If these strong words at the Democratic National Convention are any sign, the cracks in the Democratic Party over things like vouchers and merit pay are widening.

A gaggle of renegade Democrats – including NYC Chancellor Joel Klein and the mayors of Denver, Newark and D.C. – staged a three-hour forum in Denver Sunday that included a fair amount of anti-teachers-union rhetoric.

"As Democrats, we have been wrong on education," said Newark Mayor Cory Booker (shown above). "It's time to get right."

Florida Democrats haven't been as split, unless you consider the growing rift over vouchers or put stock in Jeb's report card (how did 9 Democrats get A's?!).

- Ron Matus, state education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:54am]


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