Clark County teachers union endorses socialist Bernie Sanders

Today the Clark County Education Association — the district’s teachers union — announced it is endorsing socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the upcoming Feb. 22 Nevada Democratic presidential caucus.

The union said it surveyed its registered Democratic members via a straw poll and Sanders came out on top among 14 candidates listed. It did not release any data on the number of teachers surveyed or the vote margin outcome.

“CCEA is proud to have endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for President. Senator Sanders has a stellar record of supporting educators. His position on public education issues is second to none. He has always been a champion for educators and working class people. He has our support. He has spent time with our members and has made a firm commitment to advance public education in our country,” CCEA President Vikki Courtney is quoted as saying in a press release.

Teachers endorsing a socialist — what does that say about the local education establishment?

Here is a video of Sanders thanking the union for its endorsement and promising to spend more money on public education and raise teacher salaries:

USA Today poll shows Bernie could win Nevada’s Democratic caucus:


17 comments on “Clark County teachers union endorses socialist Bernie Sanders

  1. reziac says:

    And Bernie hires people like this:

  2. Athos says:

    How did we get to the place where a Socialist/Communist could even think of running for any office, let alone the Presidency?

    Hint (educate/indoctrinate them young. And for that you need the teachers’ union)

  3. Rincon says:

    Same old Conservative propaganda. Sanders is no more a socialist than you are an anarchist.

  4. He calls himself one.

  5. Steve says:

    “One of the things taken out of the curriculum was civics. Civics was a class that used to be required before you could graduate from high school. You were taught what was in the U.S. Constitution. And after all the student rebellions in the Sixties, civics was banished from the student curriculum and was replaced by something called social studies. Here we live in a country that has a fabulous constitution and all these guarantees, a contract between the citizens and the government – nobody knows what’s in it…And so, if you don’t know what your rights are, how can you stand up for them? And furthermore, if you don’t know what’s in the document, how can you care if someone is shredding it?”

  6. Rincon says:

    Your comment is well taken Steve. Another small, but bothersome thing I recently discovered is that at least here, the schools stopped teaching the meanings of phonetic markings long ago (which is maybe as much as a one hour lesson). My employees have no idea what they are. So how do they figure out how to pronounce a word if they look it up?

  7. Steve says:

    Note the quotes.

    The person who said that testified before congress and, by all accounts, ripped them a new one. Phonetically speaking.

  8. HighflyinBrien says:

    I wouldn’t give you a plug nickel for the whole bunch of this current crop of progressive/leftist losers. Trump by a landslide…the House regained, and an increase in the Senate majority!

  9. Anonymous says:

    HFB I’d love to be your bookie.

  10. Steve says:

    Sanders and/or Warren are DT’s best friends.

    But, I bet the Senate GOP loses seats and the House goes more left. Typical in a 2 term Presidency. (Which the D’s seem to really want, considering their total lackluster offerings.)

  11. Rincon says:

    Unfortunately Steve, you’re right. The Democrats are once again sabotaging themselves. So are the Republicans, but they have been just a bit less stupid.

  12. Rincon says:

    Sorry, Thomas. I just realized that my reply to your comment that Sanders calls himself a Socialist didn’t post for some reason. You are indeed correct. It seems though, that the definition of socialist is vague enough that the term can mean a fire breathing fanatic advocating the national takeover of every business, or just someone who thinks that Medicare is a good idea. Fortune Magazine may have said it best: “Bernie Sanders is a socialist, but he’s not a Socialist”.

    Using it as a pejorative is somewhat deceiving, but often unintentionally.

  13. He is not a capitalist.

  14. Rincon says:

    Definition of capitalism: An economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.

    II don’t believe Sanders has advocated wide scale nationalization of our trade and industry. Am I missing something here?

  15. Ownership is one thing. Control is another.

  16. Rincon says:

    I certainly see your point and agree that Sanders is way more socialistic than I would prefer. It just turns out that the word socialism is a very imprecise term. I didn’t realize it was.

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