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Teachers union boss slams Trump’s pick for Education Secretary - NY Daily News

Teachers union boss slams Trump’s pick for Education Secretary - NY Daily News:

Teachers union boss slams President–elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. Education Secretary

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The head of the nation’s largest teachers union ripped President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Education Department, saying the selection could harm public schools.
The Senate has scheduled a Wednesday confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, a philanthropist, businesswoman and education activist. She’s been a longtime advocate for charter schools and vouchers — and an opponent of teachers unions.
That puts DeVos firmly at odds with Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.
“She is really out of the mainstream,” Weingarten said of DeVos. “And the things that she promotes have been tried over the last 20 years and they haven’t worked.”
Weingarten will deliver Monday what her union is calling a major education speech, where she will provide a detailed argument for how DeVos’ pro-school-choice agenda could harm public school kids.
On the campaign trail, Trump promised to execute a $20 billion voucher plan, a program that would give families money to pay for private schools if they Teachers union boss slams Trump’s pick for Education Secretary - NY Daily News:


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