John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee to represent Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate, was endorsed by the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) and the National Education Association (NEA).
The top teachers’ union backed the Democrat, saying he is “exactly the kind of leader” they need in the nation’s capital.
“John Fetterman is a proven leader on education issues in Pennsylvania,” PSEA President Rich Askey said. “He respects educators and support professionals, trusts us to teach and serve students, and will be a forceful advocate for the federal resources and programs that will ensure that every student gets the power of a great education. We are proud to support John Fetterman for U.S. Senate. He’s exactly the kind of leader PSEA members need in Washington, D.C.”
In addition to the top leaders in the state, NEA President Becky Pringle followed suit, praising his dedication to public schools.
“In the Senate, John Fetterman will be a champion for America’s students and Pennsylvania’s working families,” Pringle said. “He is someone who knows how critical it is to ensure that every student – Black and white, native and newcomer, Latino and Asian, rural, suburban, and urban alike – has access to quality public schools. Fetterman has a proven record of partnering with parents and educators to ensure all students – no matter their ZIP code or background – have the freedom and opportunity to achieve their dreams,” she added.
“And in the Senate, John Fetterman will continue helping level the playing field for working families, while getting things done to help students, educators, and families across Pennsylvania, which is why the National Education Association is proud to recommend him to be the next senator from the Keystone State.”
In recent months, teachers’ unions have stepped into the spotlight under President Joe Biden’s administration. One group sent a letter linking concerned parents’ actions to that of “domestic terrorism.”