Sen. Kamala Harris proposes giving every teacher a raise through a $315 billion federal initiative. —Meg Kinnard/AP April 9, 2019

California Sen. Kamala Harris’ first major policy proposal in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination: Giving every teacher a raise.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., pitched a universal child care program just weeks after officially declaring her candidacy for president.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., another White House hopeful, envisions a $1 trillion infrastructure package that would include new resources to fix up K-12 schools.

Those proposals seem tailor-made to appeal to teachers. And it’s not hard to figure out why.

Reaching out to this energized demographic could harness the firepower of the #RedForEd movement, a grassroots, teacher-driven movement,

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