The far-left Democratic presidential candidates claim to despise everything from fossil fuels to the NRA but they certainly differ with American families over how to educate our children.
The problem is with the power teachers' unions that spent $300 million supporting Democrats during the last election cycle, says Tommy Schultz, a spokesman for charter school advocate American Federation for Children.
It’s no secret that the teachers' unions vocally support Democratic candidates since their drum beat is to pour more and more taxpayer dollars into public schools, even when students are failing to learn.
OneNewsNow reported in a July 30 story that thousands of families are awaiting their chance to flee the crumbling D.C. public schools via a scholarship money that pays for private school tuition.
Schultz points out that a poll conducted by American Federation earlier this year found a whopping 74 percent of parents support charter schools.
"They're coming out against charter schools because the unions do not like charter schools,” he says of Democrats. “They've only unionized 10 percent of charter schools, and less unionization means less money into the pockets of the teachers' unions themselves."
He predicts, however, that the backroom dealing will seemingly disappear from public view when the eventual Democratic nominee wants to appeal to a broader base of voters, including those who want more freedom and flexibility for their children’s education.