Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Labor Backs Tate, Cook

The Iowa City Federation of Labor has made two endorsements in a vote for three race for Iowa City school board: incumbent Karla Cook and second-time candidate Jim Tate.

Both are union members. Tate is an IBT 238 member at United Natural Foods, and Cook, a former teacher, is an NEA retiree.

In other school news, there are rumors of geographic coalitions: east siders seem to be centering around Cook and new candidate Brian Kirschling, while to the west there's a lot of common support for incumbent Tuyet Dorau and new candidate Chris Lynch, both of Coralville. But these aren't universal and leave room for a third vote - an opportunity for a candidate with district-wide appeal if there even is such a thing in the Don't Close My School dynamic. (As a Roosevelt parent I have a certain... detachment from Don't Close My School.)

And A Blog About School has kindly assembled a "One Stop Shop" with lots of links.

Feel free to spread more rumors in the comments.

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