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Sport Bernie Sanders tweets teachers should be paid 'at least $60,000' if Gerrit Cole can make $324 million

02:58  15 december  2019
02:58  15 december  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Bernie Sanders is using baseball's lucrative off-season to point out proposed policy changes.

Bernie Sanders holding a microphone: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., one of seven scheduled Democratic candidates participating in a public education forum, makes opening remarks, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Pittsburgh. Topics at the event planned for discussion ranged from student services and special education to education equity and justice issues. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) ORG XMIT: PAKS113© Keith Srakocic, AP Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., one of seven scheduled Democratic candidates participating in a public education forum, makes opening remarks, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Pittsburgh. Topics at the event planned for discussion ranged from student services and special education to education equity and justice issues. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) ORG XMIT: PAKS113

The Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate highlighted the record-breaking contract Gerrit Cole signed with the New York Yankees to point to teachers' inadequate wages. Cole's contract is the largest ever for a pitcher by a wide margin.

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"If pitchers can make $324 million, we can pay every teacher in this country at least $60,000," Sanders' official account tweeted.

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The salary of $60,000 is consistent in Sanders' argument. On his campaign's official website, a goal under his "reinvesting in public education" issue statement is "give teachers a much-deserved raise by setting a starting salary for teachers at no less than $60,000, expanding collective bargaining rights and teacher tenure, and funding out-of-pocket expenses for classroom materials."

Sanders also has been involved in the battle between minor league clubs and MLB. The league is advocating for a plan that would reorganize the minors and eliminate 42 clubs. Sanders wrote a scathing letter to commissioner Rob Manfred about the issue and the two met last week to assure that the league is committed to a good faith negotiation "that would maintain professional baseball in the 42 communities while addressing concerns about facilities, working conditions and wages for minor league players."

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  Report: Gerrit Cole likely to sign this week Jon Heyman of MLB Network added that Stephen Strasburg’s decision to re-sign with the Washington Nationals has intensified Cole’s market. Turns out Gerrit Cole market has been enhanced by Strasburg deal, not the reverse as many expected. The reported 245M NYY offer for Cole now looks quite light. Cole is 2 years younger, has no injury history and was even more dominant than Stras last couple years.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Bernie Sanders tweets teachers should be paid 'at least $60,000' if Gerrit Cole can make $324 million

Family says inmate beaten to death in prison cell had asked to be moved .
From the moment Anthony Cole was placed in a cell with Keyon Wade at South Woods State Prison, Wade was worried and asked to be moved, according to his family. “The day this guy came into his cell, my son called me,” Rashanda Wade recalled. “He said, ‘Mom, I don’t feel comfortable with this guy. I don’t know who he is. He’s spooking me out.’” “He didn’t want to be in there with him.” Cole is “The day this guy came into his cell, my son called me,” Rashanda Wade recalled. “He said, ‘Mom, I don’t feel comfortable with this guy. I don’t know who he is. He’s spooking me out.

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