Larry Sand on Teacher Union Political Activity Part 1

Larry Sand takes a piercing look at presidential candidates courting the teacher union vote.  And money coffers.

Democratic contenders attempt to lock in teacher union endorsements to the detriment of taxpayers and the neediest students.

A full year before the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the American Federation of Teachers endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. This infuriated many teachers who preferred Bernie Sanders, rightfully feeling they had no role in the decision. So this time around, in order to get the AFT endorsement, a candidate will be subjected to strict scrutiny on the issues. The National Education Association will also vet the contenders thoroughly before it makes a decision on whom to support.