Prediction: Dem nominee will hide teachers' union ties

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
 | 
Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

cash 100-dollar billThe 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.

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

FEATURED PODCAST

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

After two days of testimony in the impeachment inquiry, I am …

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  Iran’s top leader warns ‘thugs’ as protests reach 100 cities
  Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters
Iran supreme leader warns ‘thugs’ amid gas price protests
US, S Korea postpone joint exercise criticized by N Korea
White House urgently ramps up push for drug cost legislation
Democrat Edwards reelected governor of Louisiana
Alleged gunman, victim among 6 charged after game shooting
Parents, 3 sons die in apparent murder-suicide in San Diego
American held in Turkey as IS suspect returns to US
Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Hong Kong police officer shot with arrow, protesters set fires as Chinese troops appear to clean streets
Elise Stefanik emerges as main Schiff antagonist in fiery impeachment hearings
Nearly 80,000 immigrants approved for DACA have arrest records, USCIS report finds
Study confirms media coverage of Trump is 'more hostile than normal' and ignores good economic news
White House budget official questioned in impeachment probe

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Analyst: Bills would shelve universities' game of monopoly

college tuition costsAn education policy analyst with The Heritage Foundation says two measures introduced in the Senate earlier this month could radically address some of the chronic problems plaguing higher education.