Why Elections Matter. (Hint: Tenure, Pensions, Teacher Evaluation, Student Testing, School Funding, Charter Schools, etc.)

31 Oct

Ed In The Apple

In hundreds of races across the nation this weekend is GOTV – Get Out the Vote.

Back in July you’ve scrambled for signatures to get on the ballot, raised money, spent every waking hour running from meeting to meeting, shaking hands, hugging babies, mailers, printing palm cards, and now the final 72 hours.

How many supporters can you get out on the streets? How many doors can you knock?

Winning elections is pulling your voters, dragging your voters to the polls.

The TV attack ads diminished the “other guy,” the puff ads pumped up your guy. Sometime around midnight Tuesday you’ll find out whether you did your job.

Too many potential voters decide not to vote, politics is “dirty,” the Congress can’t get anything done, the Democrats act like Republicans and the Republicans are Tea Party nuts. All of which, to some extent is true.

Whether you decide to vote…

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