Urgent: Demand That Candidates Tell Us Where They Stand on Public Education

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Last week, presidential candidates Bernie Sanders put forward the most comprehensive, pro-public education platform that we have seen so far. Senator Sanders did what no other candidate has been willing to do — take on the charter industry. 

It is time for the others to stop ignoring K-12 education and tell us where they stand on issues of privatization and K-12 funding. Which candidate will be the next to stand up to the charter lobby? Who else will declare that they are an advocate of true public schools?

We need your help to make that happen. Below are 7 clickable tweets. All you need to do is log onto your twitter account and then click and send. If you follow the link here and beneath the tweets, you will find even more. Send tweets to other candidates as well. You can find their twitter handles below and on our website. 

@​BernieSanders has a plan to increase funding to our neediest students by tripling Title I funds. What will you do? @ewarren @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden @PeteButtigieg @BetoORourke @AmyKlobuchar @GovernorBullock

@BernieSanders will ban for-profit charter schools and support the @NAACP moratorium on public funds for charter schools. What will you do? @ewarren @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden @PeteButtigieg @BetoORourke @AmyKlobuchar @GovernorBullock

@BernieSanders won’t fund the half billion dollar Charter Schools Program. Will you cut CSP grants? @ewarren @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden @PeteButtigieg @BetoORourke @AmyKlobuchar @GovernorBullock

@BernieSanders will mandate that charter schools disclose student attrition rates, funding sources & financial interests. Will you? @ewarren @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden @PeteButtigieg @BetoORourke @AmyKlobuchar @GovernorBullock

@BernieSanders has a plan to establish a national per-pupil spending floor & give schools the resources needed to shrink class sizes. What will you do? @ewarren @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden @PeteButtigieg @BetoORourke @AmyKlobuchar @GovernorBullock

@BernieSanders will provide 50% of the funding for special education. What will you do for special education students? @ewarren @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden @PeteButtigieg @BetoORourke @AmyKlobuchar @GovernorBullock

@BernieSanders will commit $5B annually to create community schools that provide dental & mental health care & substance abuse prevention. Will you? @ewarren @KamalaHarris @JoeBiden @PeteButtigieg @BetoORourke @AmyKlobuchar @GovernorBullock

If you would like to tweet the other candidates, their twitter handles are below. You will also find them here along with additional tweets for the candidates.

@SenGillibrand @AndrewYang @JohnDelaney @MichaelBennet @JulianCastro @MikeGravel @JayInslee @WayneMessam @SethMoulton @TimRyan @ericswalwell @marwilliamson @BilldeBlasio @HowardSchultz