Romney says he won’t gut teachers’ power to strike

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Tuesday he would not stop teachers from being able to strike. President Barack Obama accused Romney of engaging in “teacher bashing,” the Associated Press reports. The issue came to a head this month when thousands of teachers went on strike in Chicago, Obama’s hometown. Romney blasted the unions while Obama stayed neutral during the seven-day strike, which was resolved last week. Romney said it’s a conflict of interest that teachers unions donate heavily to the Democratic Party, “and then those politicians, when elected, stand across from them at the bargaining table, supposedly to represent the interest of the kids. I think it’s a mistake.” Romney said unions care about teachers, not students…

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