Bernie Sanders Sides With Teacher Union Money
It’s quite obvious Bernie Sanders is in the pocket of teacher union officials as he continues to willfully toe their line on charter schools. Jason L. Riley of the Wall Street Journal posits this attitude could cost him a lot of support among minorities, and among those who believe teacher union officials already are a block to education improvement.
The Vermont socialist knows he must up his game with this constituency to have any chance of winning the 2020 Democratic nomination, but his recent attack on school choice may wind up costing him minority support.
Mr. Sanders called Saturday for more regulations on existing charter schools and a moratorium on federal funding for new ones. “The proliferation of charter schools has disproportionately affected communities of color,” said the senator. That’s true, but the effect has been positive, which is why black support for more education options is so strong.