Bernie Sanders Calls For Minimum Pay Of $60,000 For All School Teachers Despite Failing Public Schools

Public schools are failing all over the country. States like Illinois and Maryland have barely any students performing at grade level.

Schools seem more concerned with pushing woke garbage about ‘equity’ than teaching basic skills.

Despite all of these problems, far left crank Bernie Sanders is demanding more money for teachers. He wants a minimum salary of 60K for all teachers.

The Hill reports:

Sanders calls for minimum salary of $60,000 for public school teachers

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for a minimum salary of $60,000 for public school teachers, capitalizing on the push by President Biden in his State of the Union speech to give public school teachers a raise.

“We should be paying public school teachers a minimum of at least $60,000 a year,” Sanders said at a town hall at the Capitol on Monday night with national teachers union leaders. “I am proud to tell you I will soon be introducing legislation to do just that.”

Sanders’s call for a minimum salary for public school teachers comes after Biden made a pitch for a number of education policies during his State of the Union, including providing increased access to preschool and giving teachers a raise.

“If you want to have the best-educated workforce, let’s finish the job by providing access to preschool for 3- and 4-years-old,” Biden said in the speech. “Let’s give public-school teachers a raise.”

Sanders blasted the pay of public school teachers in the U.S., and cited rising levels of stress and increasing trends of teachers quitting as the reason why the federal government needed to support them.

He sure is good at spending other people’s money, isn’t he?

Is he ever going to retire?

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