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App’s Data Analysis Finds Teachers Are More Likely to Favor Clinton

App’s Data Analysis Finds Teachers Are More Likely to Favor Clinton

SameGrain, a social networking app that connects users, analyzed anonymized user data and found that individuals in the teaching profession are more likely to favor Hillary Clinton as the country’s next president.

"SameGrain (available in the Apple App Store) introduces users to people who are like them in millions of potential ways, including their political affiliation and profession. We asked SameGrain users who they were considering voting for in the 2016 US presidential election, and compared users' choice for president to their professions,” SameGrain said on its blog.

Among its findings, it found that Clinton voters are 3x more likely to be teachers, while teachers are least likely to be supporters of Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Clinton has been one of the more vocal candidates when it comes to discussing education as a campaign issue, which likely has led to her garnering the support of educators.

Recently, she declared her intention to invest in universal preschool, to dedicate billions of dollars in funding to help reform the school-to-prison pipeline through monitoring school disciplinary tactics and to support longer school days and years to provide children with more instructional learning.

Clinton has gone on the record in support of higher academic standards via the Common Core and has praised the new education legislation the Every Student Succeeds Act for making progress.

But besides her willingness to discuss education issues, Clinton is also likely to be favored by teachers because she has received several high-profile endorsements from power players in the education community.

In October, she received the coveted endorsement of the nation’s largest teachers union, the National Education Association.

Article by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

2/26/2016

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