Mayor Bloomberg's charitable giving is the topic of a new article I have up at Education Next, headlined, "On Education, Bloomberg Is Everywhere." It begins:
The nation's two largest teachers unions, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, teamed up this month to warn schools against "active shooter" lockdown drills that wind up doing more to scare students than to increase their preparedness.
Most of the headlines about that story missed one of the biggest angles — the role of a Democratic presidential candidate in bringing the two unions together on the issue. The NPR article about the union action did mention "the advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety." But NPR did not mention that the Everytown for Gun Safety is largely an operation of Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City who is now running for president as a Democrat.
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