Be Careful What You Wish For?

Per the item below, Republicans want these laws because the teachers’ unions disproportionately help Democrats (90+ percent of their political giving as a rule). But, the Republicans (and many Democrats) also think the teachers’ unions are an obstacle to improving schools. The teachers’ unions obviously won’t want to lose this dues money/political influence. So isn’t one possible outcome here that the result of this litigation and subsequent legislation is that they spread the cash around more in order to assuage their membership — which is not nearly as divided along stark partisan lines — and consequently become more not less powerful as they bring more Republicans into their fold? Just a theory…

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