Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, is at it again: playing favorites and proving teachers unions are all about politics:
The president of the American Federation of Teachers in El Paso Saturday rebuked state and national politicians whose policies she says are hurting students, encouraging educators to make an impact in the current political climate.
Randi Weingarten’s riling keynote address, part of the annual Texas AFT Convention in Downtown El Paso, was met by cheers and standing ovations from educators.
“It has been a really hard road, and trying to sugarcoat that would be dishonest,” Weingarten said to hundreds of Texas educators from all over the state.
She sharply criticized Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and President Donald Trump.
Weingarten also addressed the Texas Legislature’s and Trump’s increased support for school choice and vouchers, which would allow parents to use public school dollars to send their children to private schools.
“This is the first administration to say ‘hell no’ to public education, and we’re going to say ‘hell no’ to them,” Weingarten said.
I really hope Weingarten and her cronies keep saying “hell no” to the Trump administration, all the way to the unemployment office.
SOURCE: El Paso Times
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- CHICAGO: Chicago Public Schools takes out a $275 million loan.
- PHILLY: Philadelphia teachers have a new contract, but where the $395 million will come from is anyone’s guess.