The Politics Hour

Friday, Sep 14, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.
The Politics Hour

Tracing the fallout from the massive teachers strike in Virginia back to the debates over education reform in the District of Columbia.

Maryland takes heat for letting drivers cheat on tolls. D.C.'s chief tax appraiser is thrown into the fire over questions about his background. And the presidential candidates burn up the campaign trail in Virginia. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.


Tom Sherwood

Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers

Nathan Saunders

President, Washington Teachers' Union

Jamin Raskin

Member, Maryland State Senate (D- Dist. 20 Montgomery County); and Professor of Law, American University's Washington College of Law

Politics Hour Video

Nathan Saunders, president of the Washington Teachers' Union, discussed how the teachers' union strike in Chicago compares with some of the education reform disagreements in D.C.

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