Skip to comments.Teachers union head won't work with Trump, DeVos: 'I do not trust their motives'
Posted on 07/03/2017 4:35:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The president of the country's largest labor union, Lily Eskelsen Garcia of the National Education Association, told delegates at her organization's annual gathering that they would not work with the Trump administration because the president and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could not be trusted to do what is in the best interests of children.
Eskelsen Garcia just addressed the 96th NEA Representative Assembly meeting in Boston, accusing President Donald Trump of residing "at the dangerous intersection of arrogance and ignorance" and labeled DeVos as "the queen of for-profit privatization of public education." She said in part:
"Let me say this to all of you as clearly as I can, so that even if you disagree with me, you understand what is in my heart: I will not allow the National Education Association to be used by Donald Trump or Betsy DeVos. I do not trust their motives. I do not believe their alternative facts. I see no reason to assume they will do what is best for our students and their families. There will be no photo-op.
"We will find common ground with many Republicans and many Democrats on many issues. We will not find common ground with an administration that is cruel and callous to our children and their families. And I don't just judge them by their words; I judge them by their actions."(continued)
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The Union president.
Do the same as sanctuary cities - withhold funding.
why should any teacher pay his or her dues to this union, when the union won’t even represent the teachers’ interests ?
this union “leader” has just turned the teachers’ union into a complete rip-off farce
leaving aside all politics one way or the other, a union that refuses to represent its members needs to be put out of the dues-collecting business...asap!
This b*tch from the NEA doesn’t realize she is biting the hand that feeds her. Does she still think Obama is in office and she is just going against a few outspoken Republicans and that the president would have her back. Defund the NEA now!
The best interest of the children just happens to mean pay raises for teachers and union bosses.
Trump’s motives, educating Children and letting local communities decide how and what their Children are taught.
The teacher unions need to be busted, broken,...period!!! They only care about themselves...they care nothing for the children they teach, other then to teach them to hate their own country, the United States of America!!! Broom them all!!!
The feeling’s mutual lady.
The sooner we can rid our country of your organization(s), the sooner, many kids can actually start getting an education.
Corrupt commie mormon bitch.
Oh, right, that's not really part of the NEA realm of control, is it? Honestly, I wonder, what role DOES the head of the NEA have with a federal agency? Shouldn't that be exactly none to begin with?
So, umm, go you for not working with someone you shouldn't be working with or against in the first place; oh, and make sure you file those FEC papers for campaigning against a federal candidate in the 2020 election. Oops.
Well, “Garcia,” may the best man win.
Nah, she’s scared he won’t put the interests of the union above children.
Abolish the US Dept of Ed
“This is the woman who rules over your children’s and grandchildren’s teachers.”
Something draconian must be done. And soon.
If she is so against working with Trump, she should quit. Anything else is just hatred.
Will they make it to 100 years?
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