PSEA President: Congressman Dent is an example for students and educators

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PSEA President: Congressman Dent is an example for students and educators

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HARRISBURG (September 7, 2017) – After U.S. Representative Charlie Dent (R-15) announced today that he will not run for another term in the U.S. House of Representatives, PSEA President Dolores McCracken released the following statement.  

“Congressman Dent has been a voice of reason in the nation's Capital. And that’s because he has always put what’s important to his constituents, Pennsylvanians, and all Americans first – and partisan politics second. 

“In a political world where a severe shortage of compromise has damaged our national political discourse, Congressman Dent has been a beacon. He has set an example for our students, and I commend him for everything that he has done during his 12 years in office.  

“But he’s not done yet. Congressman Dent has 16 months left in his term, and I’m absolutely certain that he’ll use that time to fight against shortsighted policies that will take our country backward. From investing in public education to protecting Dreamers who are seeking to better their lives through our schools, there is important work before Congress. I look forward to fighting those fights side by side with Charlie Dent.  

“As an educator, and as someone who represents 181,000 Pennsylvania educators, I know how important it is to set a good example for our young people. Congressman Dent has certainly done that during his career, and he will keep doing it until his last moment in office.” 

McCracken is a paraprofessional in the Council Rock School District. An affiliate of the National Education Association, PSEA represents approximately 181,000 future, active and retired teachers and school employees, and health care workers in Pennsylvania.