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Union Cheers Clinton for Stance on Testing and Pay, Boos Charter Embrace

Hillary Clinton delivered plenty of applause lines Tuesday in a speech to the nation’s largest teachers’ union at a gathering in Washington, calling for less standardized testing, more support for vulnerable children and more respect and pay for public school educators.

But Clinton also signaled her willingness to challenge union orthodoxy on the lightning rod issue of charter schools, saying that there are some successful charter schools whose approaches should be studied and replicated.