From the Washington Post:
When it comes to the future of a public school in the nation’s capital, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has taken a stance: D.C. leaders should keep it open.
The Democratic presidential candidate waded into a contentious local debate Tuesday when he criticized D.C. leaders on his campaign’s Facebook page for their decision to close Washington Metropolitan Opportunity Academy at the end of the academic year.
The school — known as Washington Met — is an alternative middle and high school in the traditional school system that serves students who struggled in mainstream classrooms.
Here is the Bernie Facebook Post on closing schools in full:
February 11 at 10:11 AM ·
It is unacceptable that we are closing public schools in the wealthiest country in the history of the world. Together alongside Washington Teachers’ Union and teachers across the country, we will make transformative investments in our public schools, our teachers, and students.
Students from Washington Metropolitan Opportunity Academy, an alternative charter school in Northwest, made final effort to save school at D.C. Council meeting.
Sanders defending teachers and public schools is real. The D.C. situation just gives some further evidence.
Speaking of the primaries, I kind of figured the freakout was coming if Sanders won New Hampshire.
From a post from last week:
If Bernie wins by a lower than expected margin in New Hampshire, we will hear about how it is really a loss. We will also be reminded how he won a much higher percentage against Hillary in New Hampshire in 2016. I am certainly not the first or only one who sees the huge anti-Bernie bias. We have to ignore the noise. Might be time for another donation.
I didn't think it would be this bad with Chuck Todd calling Bernie supporters like me "Brown Shirts" and Chris Matthews talking about executions in Central Park. It's only going to get worse.