(People's World) -- INDIANAPOLIS (PAI) - Well, now we know why Mike Pence went home to Indianapolis after last month's GOP convention, and it wasn't just for rallies for Donald Trump's ticket.
Instead, Indiana's governor, who became the business mogul's Republican running mate, addressed - and hailed - the American Legislative Exchange Council, disregarding worker protests out front of the secretive right-wing cabal's meeting in his state's capital city.
"I think everyone should be very weary and very leery, watching carefully to see where ALEC gets its resources and how it connects those resources to legislators," said Teresa Meredith, president of the Indiana State Teachers Association, at the July 27 rally. Meredith led more than 100 teachers in front of the hotel where the corporate-funded front group hosted lobbyists and state lawmakers from around the country, and, later, Pence.
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"ALEC has driven the privatization of public education in Indiana," Meredith said. "Our state is a leader in funding private school vouchers and charter schools with taxpayer money to the detriment of the more than 90 percent of Hoosier kids attending public schools."