Randi Weingarten must be spending too much time on an elementary school playground, considering her latest comments. And Randi Weingarten wants to control education reform. . . Randi Weingarten works with Teacher Union Reform Network (TURN) to attempt to give unions a bigger say in education policy across the nation.
After presidential candidate Kamala Harris reads a book to students about the importance of kindness, Randi Weingarten turns around and makes unkind statements about Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Andy Olesco has the story on courthousenews.com.
Also in attendance were selected educators from the American Federation of Teachers, or AFT, union, but the children were the center of attention as they listened to Harris read the book “Each Kindness” by Jacqueline Woodson. The book pushes the theme of being kind to others and Harris discussed the concept of empathy with a student.
“It’s more fun to be kind than not to be kind,” Harris told the children.
Harris then moved on to Marcus Garvey Academy in Detroit for a town hall meeting attended by about 200 union members from the education and health care fields.
Harris was introduced by AFT President Randi Weingarten who did not mince words when it came to the subject of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has served in the administration of President Donald Trump since February 2017.
Weingarten said members of her union must fight the disinvestment in public education by Devos.
“We want you to end your tenure now, and we don’t want you back in the State of Michigan.”Weingarten said of DeVos to a cheering crowd.
“I know she’s stupid,” Weingarten added as she rubbed in the fact that Harris had been to more public schools in Michigan in a day than DeVos had in her entire tenure as secretary of education.