November 17, 2020

Teachers unions will have newfound influence in a Biden administration. Here’s how they might use it

Read the entire article by Kalyn Belsha on Chalkbeat.

In his victory speech, President-elect Joe Biden said it was a “great day” for America’s educators because “one of your own” would be in the White House, referring to his wife, Jill Biden, a member of the country’s largest teachers union.

When Biden selected an education transition team, four of the 20 members worked for national teachers unions.

And among the names circulating for potential education secretary picks are two national teachers union leaders: Lily Eskelsen García, who recently headed the National Education Association, and Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers.

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