A Teachers Response to a DeVos Related Editorial Cartoon by Lynne Walker Winderbaum
Teacher, Lynne Walker Winderbaum immediately responded to an editorial cartoon done by Lisa Benson of the Washington Post Writer's Group which was posted in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb.9th,2017. The cartoon is the second one in the scrolling strip in this link: http://www.tampabay.com/…/editorial-cartoons-for-fe…/2312511
In the cartoon there are two children holding a newspaper that reads "DeVos Ed Secretary" looking at a man in a union shirt crying. One child asks: "Bad news?", the other child says:"Not for us".
Here was Lynne's reaction, as she speaks for so many:
"My blood is boiling from this editorial cartoon in my local newspaper. So here is the letter I just sent to the editor of the Tampa Bay Times":
Your Feb. 9 editorial cartoon depicting Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as a welcome blow to teachers’ unions and a great benefit for students is troubling on two accounts.
First, De Vos’ track record of meddling in Michigan schools is abysmal. While she created many charter schools under the guise of “choice” for Badass Teachers Association: A Teachers Response to a DeVos Related Editorial Cartoon by Lynne Walker Winderbaum: