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Teachers union head won't work with Trump, DeVos: 'I do not trust their motives'
The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | July 3, 2017 | The Washington Post

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)

(Excerpt) Read more at syracuse.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Education; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: biglabor; devos; nea; second100days; teachers; trump; trumpeducation; unions
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This is the woman who rules over your children's and grandchildren's teachers.
1 posted on 07/03/2017 4:35:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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The Union president.


2 posted on 07/03/2017 4:37:26 PM PDT by Clutch Martin (Hot sauce aside, every culture has its pancake, just as every culture has its noodle.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Do the same as sanctuary cities - withhold funding.


3 posted on 07/03/2017 4:38:09 PM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


4 posted on 07/03/2017 4:38:57 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ("Politicans are not born, they're excreted." -- Marcus Tillius Cicero)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


5 posted on 07/03/2017 4:39:19 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lamp-post.


6 posted on 07/03/2017 4:39:39 PM PDT by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever! “Laughing my #Ossoff)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The best interest of the children just happens to mean pay raises for teachers and union bosses.


7 posted on 07/03/2017 4:40:20 PM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump’s motives, educating Children and letting local communities decide how and what their Children are taught.


8 posted on 07/03/2017 4:40:45 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative ( THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!!!


9 posted on 07/03/2017 4:41:13 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (Defeat both the Republican (e) & Democrat (e) political parties....Forever!!!)
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could not be trusted to do what is in the best interests of children. ................best interest of the children!!!!! You mean teaching them America is horrible? Trans and gay life great? How to kill whitey? God is evil? How your parents are wrong and government is great? Did I miss any?
10 posted on 07/03/2017 4:42:12 PM PDT by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever! “Laughing my #Ossoff)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


11 posted on 07/03/2017 4:43:54 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Clutch Martin

Corrupt commie mormon bitch.


12 posted on 07/03/2017 4:44:54 PM PDT by Rome2000 (SMASH THE CPUSA-SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS-CLOSE ALL MOSQUES)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hry Lilly...


13 posted on 07/03/2017 4:45:12 PM PDT by upchuck (RIP, Democrat Party, 1776-2017, Protested itself to death. h/t DarkOne)
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Sounds awesome, how about you start ‘not working’ with them by insisting that the school districts where NEA teachers are represented reject any and all federal funds? That's a great way to make sure that those pesky people are excluded from the schools.

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.

14 posted on 07/03/2017 4:47:25 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, “Garcia,” may the best man win.


15 posted on 07/03/2017 4:47:46 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nah, she’s scared he won’t put the interests of the union above children.


16 posted on 07/03/2017 4:48:52 PM PDT by wastedyears (Prophecy of sky Gods, the sun and moon)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Abolish the US Dept of Ed


17 posted on 07/03/2017 4:49:52 PM PDT by Ray76 (DRAIN THE SWAMP)
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“This is the woman who rules over your children’s and grandchildren’s teachers.”

Bears repeating.

Something draconian must be done. And soon.


18 posted on 07/03/2017 4:50:32 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Ray76

If she is so against working with Trump, she should quit. Anything else is just hatred.


19 posted on 07/03/2017 4:51:34 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("“In America, we don’t worship government, we worship God.”" DJT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will they make it to 100 years?


20 posted on 07/03/2017 4:51:41 PM PDT by Reno89519 (Drain the Swamp is not party specific. Lyn' Ted is still a liar, Good riddance to him.)
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