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Pinellas teachers union endorsements irritate teacher candidates

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The teachers running for Pinellas school board this year are miffed they didn’t win backing from what would seem a natural ally: the teachers union. The union’s political action committee chose incumbent Linda Lerner over middle school teacher Brian Hawley and retired principal Terry Krassner over math/science coach Fonda Huff. The union’s PAC also endorsed incumbent Peggy O’Shea over Greg Hunsinger, who retired as a teacher last year. “Very frustrated” is how Hawley, a teachers union representative at Largo Middle School, described his reaction…

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