There are two key points to be made here.
1. Why is the CTA recommending anyone for the Secretary of State post? What possible tie does that job have to education? CTA spends money (including some of my agency fees) endorsing people for jobs that have little or nothing to do with education--like President, or state Insurance Commissioner--and it drives me nuts.
2. The following statement from CTA President "Boss" Kerr says it all:
CTA President Barbara Kerr said it was the first time she could recall CTA endorsing a Republican for statewide office...
"We looked at the November election, which was about education, and he ran that well," Kerr said. "He was the bipartisan (official) he was supposed to be."
If only CTA could be the bipartisan organization it claims to be. Call me intolerant, but I despise these people with every fiber of my being.