Earlier this afternoon, NEA’s Board of Directors voted for a primary recommendation of Hillary Clinton for president.
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After reaching out to 24 presidential candidates (including Republicans, Democrats, Independents and smaller party candidates), only three, O’Malley, Sanders, and Clinton chose to participate in our process.
Major factors contributing to the Board’s decision were Clinton’s positions on:
- Opportunity for all students;
- Ending the overuse of standardized testing in the classroom;
- Fully funding our students’ education; and,
- Collective bargaining
Hillary believes that educators should actively be involved in decisions affecting public education and their students. That’s why she earned NEA’s highest honor, the Friend of Education Award, at NEA’s 1999 convention and why the NEA Board of Directors has recommended her for the presidential primary.
A Clinton recommendation will put us in the best position to advocate for our students and schools. Clinton’s commitment to students and her positions on the issues we care most about promises to make her our champion in the White House. Learn more about her record and positions on education.
With so much at stake, educators cannot afford to sit on the sidelines. Visit Strong Public Schools to find out more about the recommendation and get involved in the fight to put a champion for students in the White House!