Democrats see energy behind teachers strikes as a force in 2020
Charleston, South Carolina( CNN) 2020 could become the year of the teacher.
To do that, nominees are putting programme behind their push for support. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont wants to create a $ 60,000 salary floor for public school teachers and a ban on new for-profit contract academies. Sen. Kamala Harris of California is pitching an average educator offer grow of $13,500. And Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is pledging to name a teach as her education secretary should she prevail in 2020.
“Part of how I’m going to make education better is to guarantee that we offer teaches more, ” Harris said in Michigan this month. “And it’s too going to be about stimulating sure there are the resources in the classrooms that help you have all the tools you want so that you can discover the wonders of science and math and art and music, and so you can do whatever you want to do.”
The American Federation of Teachers, which represents 1.7 million lecturers in all regions of the country, has nursed public town hall with the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Former Vice President Joe Biden will headline a confederacy episode with a town hall in Houston on Tuesday. And over the last few months, Sens. Harris, Sanders, Warren and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio have all participated in the federation town halls.