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Education Reporter
NUMBER 175 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS AUGUST 2000

NEA Delegates Endorse Al Gore
NEA convention delegates followed the unanimous recommendation of their leadership and endorsed Al Gore for president with over 89% of the vote. As Education Intelligence Agency (EIA) Director Mike Antonucci points out however, while Bill Clinton received 91% of the NEA delegate vote in 1996, the union's own surveys showed that Bob Dole received 31% of the teacher vote in the general election, which is proportionate to the estimated number of Republican members.

Following are a few of the policies a Gore Administration would promote, according to the New York Times (3-31-00):

  • Raise education spending by $115 billion - a 50% increase - over 10 years. 
  • Universal preschool for all 4-year-olds and an increasing number of 3-year-olds. 
  • Signing bonuses of $10,000 each to 75,000 new inner-city and rural teachers, with salary increases for other teachers. 
  • Day-to-day involvement in shaping classroom policy.

 
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