MAD AND MOBILIZED

DOLE DECLARES TEACHERS' UNIONS A MENACE, BUT CLINTON'S THEIR PET

At a rally in Chicago last week for the nation's two teachers' unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, the scene appeared straight out of one of those old melodramas with vocal audience participation. The guest speaker, Vice President Al Gore, had only to mention the villains--Bob Dole and Newt Gingrich, "the Ginsu gang," who "tried to chop, slice and dice all those things that are important to us"--and hisses filled the air. The heroes, too, were just as easy to identify. "We love all our teachers," Gore told the pumped-up, cheering crowd. "We don't bash them."

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