Let’s not mince words.
The last Presidential election was a cluster.
And we were at least partially to blame for it.
The Democratic primary process was a mess, the media gave free airtime to the most regressive candidate, and our national teachers unions – the National Education Association (NEA) and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) – endorsed a Democratic challenger too early and without getting membership support first.
This time we have a chance to get it right.
Edu-blogger Peter Greene spoke my feelings when he took to Twitter:
“Just so we’re clear, and so we don’t screw it up again—- NEA and AFT, please wait at least a couple more weeks before endorsing a Democratic Presidential candidate for 2020.”
He’s being snarky.
No one would endorse two years before people actually enter a voting booth.
But fairness. Evenhandedness. Moderation.
Let’s be honest. That didn’t happen in 2015.
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