Huck, Home-Schoolers & Unions

by Jonathan H. Adler

It seems to me there are some strange bedfellows among Huckabee’s supporters.For instance, he’s reportedly received significant support from the home-schooling community.  Given his evangelical roots, this is understandable.  Yet Huck was also endorsed by the New Hampshire NEA affiliate (which also endorsed Hillary on the Dem side), largely because the teachers’ unions see Huck as the least supportive of vouchers and other school choice initiatives.  Last I checked, teachers’ unions were also the biggest opponents of home-schooling, advocating various regulatory measures that make home-schooling more difficult.  If both groups are enthusiastic about Huck, my question is which group understands who they’re really backing, and which is being taken for a ride?