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‘Champion for Educators and Working Class’: Largest Teachers Union in Nevada Endorses Bernie Sanders

January 15, 2020

Despite what the headline says and the article reports, Bernie Sanders is interested in more than union support. Bernie Sanders wants to restore the profession of teaching as opposed to reinforcing our current model of teaching-to-the-test. Bernie is the only candidate who has spoken out against standardized tests as the primary metric for public schools. If we have another four years of DeVos or DeVos-lite (i.e. Arne Duncan) at the helm of the Department of Education it will keep standardized tests at the forefront, reinforce the age-based grouping of students, and increase the probability that the privatization agenda put in place since NCLB will prevail. Until we replace testing as the primary means of measuring “success” we will continue to teach-to-the-test instead of teaching children. I sense that MAYBE Elizabeth Warren is on the same page as Bernie on this issue, but the three B’s— Biden Bloomberg, and Buddigieg– are all in on “reform” and “choice”. They are in the same camp as Betsy DeVos but are not taking the voucher steroids.

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