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Pgh teachers endorse Schwartz

Published by Tim McNulty on .

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz has been endorsed by the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers.

From a press release:

"Allyson Schwartz is far and away the best candidate to take on Governor Corbett next fall," Nina Esposito-Visgitis, President of PFT 400 said. "She has a detailed plan to reverse the damage of Governor Corbett's cuts in her first term and make unprecedented investments in universal pre-kindergarten for four-year olds. She is ready to make public education, our children and our teachers her top priority in Harrisburg."

Schwartz released her education plan two weeks ago.

Full release below:

Philadelphia, PA--- The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, representing over 3,000 teachers and educational support staff, today announced their endorsement of Allyson Schwartz for Governor.

"Allyson Schwartz is far and away the best candidate to take on Governor Corbett next fall," Nina Esposito-Visgitis, President of PFT 400 said. "She has a detailed plan to reverse the damage of Governor Corbett's cuts in her first term and make unprecedented investments in universal pre-kindergarten for four-year olds. She is ready to make public education, our children and our teachers her top priority in Harrisburg."

"Quality public schools are the key to our children's economic success, and our teachers deserve the resources they need to succeed," Schwartz said. "I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers and, as Governor, I will make sure teachers have the tools they need to do their job well and ensure our children succeed."

Schwartz has previously accepted the endorsements of key labor unions including: Pennsylvania State Council of Sheet Metal Workers, United Mine Workers Association, United Steel Workers Local 10-1, Boilermakers Local 19 and Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals.

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