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Politico: Union Support for Hillary Is Hollow

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By    |   Wednesday, 06 Apr 2016 10:46 PM

Hillary Clinton may have the support of several teachers unions, but the teachers themselves are turning to her opponent Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democrat presidential nomination.

Politico analyzed donation records and concluded that Sanders earned more than $413,000 in February from people claiming to be either teachers or educators. Clinton received $394,000.

Sanders, a Vermont senator, also received more than 9,000 donations from people in those same categories during that month — double that of Clinton.

The stark difference between unions and their members has been one of the stories of Clinton's campaign. She has earned many endorsements from unions and other powerful groups, but members of those organizations are not giving her the support she would like.

Politico reports that Sanders took 54 percent of union households in Tuesday's Wisconsin primary, which he won. 

A recent story in Education Week talked about Sanders' message on education, which has largely focused on his pledge to provide free tuition at public colleges and universities. That hasn't stopped teachers from supporting him. And he has criticized some of the current education policy in America.

"He believes in the common man having the jobs here in our country, and he believes in our public education system," Tennessee science teacher Larry Proffitt told Education Week.

Sanders' plan for free college tuition would be funded by a tax on Wall Street and by the states who choose to participate in the program.

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