Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sources: NEA Close To Endorsing Hillary Clinton.

Education Week (9/28, Sawchuk) reports that its sources say the National Education Association (NEA) is considering endorsing Hillary Clinton “as early as Friday.” The Education Intelligence Agency (9/28, Antonucci) is cited reporting that an internal survey of NEA members “shows Clinton ahead of Vice President Joe Biden, who has yet to declare that he’s officially running, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, although not by a huge margin.” Education Week considers whether NEA President Lily Eskelsen-Garcia may face “internal blowback” from this endorsement as Sanders has significant support in Vermont and because other union chapters seek additional assurances from Clinton prior to providing endorsement. Education Week (9/28, Sawchuk) also carries this post in its “Teacher Beat” blog.

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