Then as somebody who has been in trouble multiple times with the district I can say unequivocally the union has always been there and fought for me. I can’t express in words how appreciative I am of them.
So with that out of the way I can’t stress how disappointed I am that the union choose to co endorse businessman Nick Howland and former teacher Elizabeth Andersen.
The union co endorsing Howland and Andersen is like rooting for Florida and Georgia when they play, or wanting to vote for DeSantis and Gillum, it doesn’t make any sense.
Howland has taken money from people who would drown the union in a bath tub given the chance while Andersen is a former teacher who was in our classrooms.
Howand is the candidate of charter schools and alternate teaching routes while Andersen is the candidate of teachers and public schools yet somehow they are the same?
I know what the union did and that’s they hedged heir bet, which is a huge lack of leadership. Does DTU think Howand is ever going to support union positions? If so I have some
swampland, prime real estate I would like to sell them cheap.
The union has sacrificed the moral high ground on the chance it might not alienate a future board member rather than go all in on the perfect candidate for the job and it makes me ill.
I am a union guy and will be one tomorrow too, but this is so disappointing.
At the end of the day if you care about public education there is only one candidate in district 2 and that’s Elizabeth Andersen, how the union, or more accurately the small percentage of the union that does the endorsing didn’t see that, is beyond me.