Top teachers union says beating Gov. Walker a priority

GREEN BAY (AP) — The head of the national teachers' union says beating Gov. Scott Walker is the organization's top priority in the upcoming Wisconsin election.

The National Education Association is the second national union to say it's targeting Walker. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees said earlier this month it had a "score to settle" with the governor.

Walker has been a target of public sector unions since Act 10 was approved in 2011. The law advanced by Walker essentially ended collective bargaining for most state public employees.

Eskelsen Garcia is president of the National Education Association. Garcia tells Press-Gazette Media that Walker has disparaged teachers, support staff and principals. She didn't say how much money the NEA would allocate to the governor's race.

Walker dismissed the unions' arguments as false rhetoric.