Randi Weingarten - American Federation of Teachers


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Gov. Christie and his appointees really didn't care about respecting educators or making Newark public schools better, so they ignored the aspects of the then-new contract that enabled teacher voice and professionalism. Additionally, they out-and-out refused to honor some of the compensation provisions. Sadly, they just wanted the Facebook money, and they used state control to put testing over teaching and learning and to close schools. State control didn't work in Newark, and it's time for the state to get out of the business of running school districts elsewhere.feedback
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We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Randi Weingarten is associated, including Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos. Most recently, Randi Weingarten has been quoted saying: “Unfortunately, just like climate change deniers deny the facts, Betsy DeVos is a public school denier, denying the good in our public schools and their foundational place in our democracy. The 'real pioneers' of private school choice were the white politicians who resisted school integration.” in the article The Teachers Union’s Public Enemy No. 1.
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Jun 02 2017

Demographers are saying that by 2025, if these trends continue, we will basically be 100,000 teachers short for every year after 2025.feedback

Jun 02 2017

We are very worried about what is going to happen to poor kids in rural and urban areas under this administration.feedback

May 30 2017

Their school is named for the great labor leader who understood that the way to ensure opportunity is through joining together, which the staff is doing to secure resources and protections.feedback

May 12 2017

This report provides a blueprint for retirement security that fuels economic growth and creates good jobs. By calling out these pernicious practices and working closely with pension trustees and legislative allies, we've begun to see fees cut and fee structures for hedge fund and private equity managers exposed.feedback

May 10 2017

The kids have worked really hard at a historically black college without the resources they need to get an education in a school that was created because of segregation and discrimination.feedback

May 10 2017

Those of us who are neither students nor alums are just a megaphone.feedback

May 03 2017 - Trump Presidency

If the president really listened to the public, he wouldn't slash public education budgets that go to ensuring kids have safe, strong learning environments with lower class sizes, after-school activities and enrichment opportunities, and other programs that actually help kids.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Human Rights

What the new law doesn't do is abandon the requirement for the federal government to protect the civil rights of our students, even if those rights run counter to what states and districts want to do.feedback

Apr 20 2017

There is no secret that we are fighting some of the budget cut. But I think today's visit was much more about proactive, positive, what happens when schools work together, when they engage in strategies that work for kids.feedback

Apr 08 2017

The budget they've put forward is horrible, and DeVos is on a path to destroy public education.feedback

Mar 29 2017

Is she equating kids to cab riders & teachers are drivers? Cab drivers are hard-working pros, but teachers have advanced degrees to teach.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Nordstrom vs. Trump

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Ivanka Trump are feigning an interest in STEM careers with a photo op at the National Air and Space Museum while eliminating all funding for NASA's education programs. This takes chutzpah to a new level. The next generation of astronauts, scientists, engineers and mathematicians need support, not budget cuts eliminating the very programs being promoted.feedback

Mar 16 2017

You can't just have a photo op for HBCUs and not create more funding for them. These schools have been under austerity for years, and if they're going to compete with others, they need more funding.feedback

Mar 14 2017

One of the problems of education reform over the last two decades was the attempt by billionaires and politicians to impose top-down dictates about what schools should do and how they should do it, and to strip the voices of those closest to kids–their parents and teachers. That was changed by ESSA through its requirement of 'stakeholder engagement,' which brings in parent and teacher voices and reflects America's deep connection to public education. Betsy DeVos' action betrays the very intention of this law.feedback

Mar 03 2017

It's sad that rather than listening to the public they are sworn to represent and who have a deep connection to public schools, Trump and DeVos' first official joint trip is to a religious school, which they use as a backdrop for their ideological crusade.feedback

Mar 03 2017

To borrow a word from President Trump, it's so 'sad' that the president and his secretary of education have demonstrated such an antipathy toward public schools. He has taken a page right out of the extremist playbook by criticizing, undermining and proposing the defunding of public schools and instead trumpeting private alternatives.feedback

Mar 03 2017

To borrow a word from President Trump – it's so 'sad' that the president and his secretary of education have demonstrated such an antipathy toward public schools. Trump is in Florida to push choice and a backdoor voucher proposal as a way to turn education into a commodity.feedback

Feb 26 2017 - Democratic Party

The first job is like three jobs in one.feedback

Feb 22 2017 - LGBT

By rescinding these protections, the Trump administration is compromising the safety and security of some of our most vulnerable children. Reversing this guidance tells trans kids that it's OK with the Trump administration and the Department of Education for them to be abused and harassed at school for being trans.feedback

Feb 11 2017

Just heard a protester blocked & almost knocked Secy @BetsyDeVos down at Jefferson. We don't condone such acts.feedback

Feb 03 2017

If Betsy DeVos can buy Senator Toomey's vote, we should be allowed to do the same.feedback

Feb 03 2017

This grassroots outcry crosses party and geographic lines. If the DeVos vote was based on the merits, including what constituents are telling their senators, rather than senators being scared of President Trump, DeVos would not be confirmed.feedback

Feb 02 2017 - Oscars 2017

The more people get to know how ill-equipped Betsy DeVos is to strengthen public schools, how disconnected she is from public schools, and how her record is focused on pursuing for-profit charters and vouchers and not on helping children, the more the people who believe in the importance of public education are joining to oppose her.feedback

Nov 29 2016

A president-elect has to create a climate that keeps all Americans safe.feedback

Nov 23 2016

I do support high standards.feedback

Nov 23 2016

Betsy DeVos is everything Donald Trump said is wrong in America: an ultra-wealthy heiress who uses her money to game the system and push a special-interest agenda that is opposed by the majority of voters.feedback

Nov 23 2016

Trump has chosen the most ideological, anti-public ed nominee since the creation of the Dept of Education.feedback

Nov 22 2016

This is a moral matter .... We must all be about safe and welcoming places for all students.feedback

Oct 28 2016

There is still a difference between people power and money. They don't have people power so they try to fight by fear and not by hope. Catherine fights by hope, by opportunity. She exudes opportunity.feedback

Oct 11 2016

There are a lot of things that have been said, particularly by Trump and his surrogates, that if I, as a former social studies teacher, said in my 11th and 12 grade class, I could get fired.feedback

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