Tuesday, July 15, 2008

MEA Endorses Allen

Rep. Allen has won the backing of the 25,000 member Maine Education Association, which represents teachers, college professors and other education staffers.

The endorsement would have been a real plum for Sen. Collins. And the junior senator seems to have campaigned for the MEA's nod. But it was not to be:

"It is time for a change in policy toward our public schools, and Tom Allen is best suited to work for that change in the United States Senate representing Maine," said MEA President Chris Galgay.

"His views are closest to the hearts of educators and his record of support for our issues is outstanding. He is committed to giving teachers the respect they deserve and the time and resources they need to do their job well," Galgay added.

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