California Teachers Association Votes to Endorse Gavin Newsom for Governor

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Reprinted from The Los Angeles Times by Seema Mehta and Phil Willon on October 21, 2017.

The politically influential California Teachers Association on Saturday endorsed Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom for governor, praising his support for public schools and his promise to hold charter schools more accountable.

“Gavin has long supported increased funding for education and is committed to making investing in students a top priority as governor,” CTA President Eric Heins said in a written statement Saturday. “He supports a public education system that attracts, not attacks, teachers, universal preschool and affordable college for all.”

The move is not entirely surprising given the antagonism between one of Newsom’s top Democratic rivals, former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and teachers unions in California. …

LA Times 10/21

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