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Democratic presidential hopefuls on 9 key education issues

July 8, 2019


Vying for an endorsement from the nation’s largest labor union, 10 Democratic presidential candidates responded to educators’ questions on issues ranging from charter schools to gun violence Friday during a National Education Association (NEA) forum.

“They came to listen to you,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García said during the live-streamed event in Houston, held as part of the union’s annual convention. Each candidate was given a minute to make an introduction and then faced three questions, with three minutes to answer each one. The candidates did not interact with each other, sitting down with Eskelsen Garcia individually.

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