In a sign of the unions' diminishing clout,
their traditional political allies, the Democrats, abandoned them in
droves during the Orlando vote.
Mayors Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Antonio Villaraigosa of Los
Angeles and Kevin Johnson of Sacramento led the charge for parent
trigger - and were backed by scores of other Democrats as well as
Republicans from coast to coast.
understand at a local level that most parents lack the tools they need
to turn their schools around," Villaraigosa said.