Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Evers vs. the reformer

Aaron Rodriguez previews the post-primary race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The key to Fernandez' primary victory lies in her tenacious reputation of being strong advocate for parents. Her constituency knows that she is willing to lock horns with any entity or special interest group that wants to restrict parental choice. And yes, this includes the WEAC.

Evers has the backing of the local media and the Teachers' Union, and thus he will be a formidable opponent. However, in order to win, Evers must confront Fernandez' swelling grassroots movement of concerned parents and frustrated taxpayers. This will be an interesting story to follow.