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: