Warren Pledges to Tap Public School Teacher as Education Secretary

SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN, the Massachusetts Democrat operating for president, pledged that if elected, she would faucet a public college trainer to be her secretary of schooling.

“In my administration, the Secretary of Training shall be a former public college trainer who’s dedicated to public schooling,” Warren, herself a former particular schooling trainer, wrote in a marketing campaign electronic mail blasted to supporters Monday.


Let’s get an individual with actual instructing expertise,” she wrote, taking direct intention at present Secretary of Training Betsy DeVos. “An individual who understands how low pay, tattered textbooks, and crumbling school rooms damage college students and educators. An individual who understands the crushing burden of scholar debt on college students and younger professionals and who’s dedicated to really doing one thing about it.”

The pitch got here simply hours earlier than Warren was scheduled to look with American Federation of Lecturers President Randi Weingarten in Pennsylvania as a part of the 1.7-million member union’s presidential endorsement vetting process.

Warren’s pledge is the newest main Okay-12 proposal made by the expansive 2020 area, all of whom are jockeying for the assist – each in boots on the bottom and {dollars} within the financial institution – of the AFT and the three.5-million member Nationwide Training Affiliation. Different proposals, prompted partially by thewidespread eductor unrest sparking protests and strikes in states throughout the nation, embrace substantial will increase to trainer pay, an overhaul in how public colleges are funded and a step away from constitution colleges.

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