Friday, August 27, 2010

WTU Formally Endorses Vincent Gray for Mayor

WTU Members:

The Washington Teachers' Union (WTU) poll conducted among WTU members last month showed that over 80% are in support of Vincent Gray for Mayor. The WTU Executive Board unanimously voted to support his candidacy, and the WTU has joined other members of the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO to officially endorse Vincent Gray for Mayor .

Gray has been a consistent champion for research-based school reform. He has been unwavering in his support for DC Public School (DCPS) teachers and has advocated on their behalf. The WTU strongly believes that Vincent Gray’s lifelong dedication to children, the community and most importantly, education make him an excellent candidate for Mayor. In addition, his passion and commitment to students and teachers in the District has had a positive impact on the community, especially his advocacy in support of early childhood education.

As Chairman of the DC City Council, he has led efforts to eliminate bureaucracy, strengthen accountability and increase transparency within the school system.

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