In a news release issued by NSEA, it states many state education association leaders have protested a move by the National Education Association’s Fund for Children and Education PAC to seek a vote to recommend Hillary Clinton for the presidential primary.
“The NSEA Board of Directors discussed this recommendation and the consensus is that it is too early to recommend a candidate in the presidential primary,” said Nancy Fulton, NSEA president said in a written statement released by NSEA. “The belief is that all candidates should be included in the recommendation process and that a recommendation this early is the process is premature.”
Three candidates chose to participate in the NEA recommendation process: Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders. All had high rankings on the NEA legislative scorecard.
No Republican candidates have chosen to participate in the NEA recommendation process.
The American Federation of Teachers has endorsed Clinton.
Under the NEA process, the NEA PAC Council makes a recommendation. An official endorsement requires a vote by the full NEA Board of Directors.