Saturday, April 22, 2017

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Randi's school visit gambit with Betsy DeVos

Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Randi's school visit gambit with Betsy DeVos:

Randi's school visit gambit with Betsy DeVos


AFT Pres. Randi Weingarten seems convinced that she can show Trump's Ed. Sec. Betsy DeVos the error of her ways. By touring a few public schools together with DeVos, Randi hopes to show her that public schools are not the devil's workshop after all and should be supported by the D.O.E., rather than demolished as is essentially the stated ambition of the Trump administration.

DeVos and Weingarten at Van Wert H.S. 

Even after DeVos' first visit to Jefferson Academy in D.C. began with her having to sneak in the back door to avoid protesting parents and community members and ending with her debasing the teachers there, Weingarten's response has been to plead with DeVos to do another school visit, but this time with her.

I don't know what there is about photo-op school visits she thinks are so powerful as to turn this evangelical hater of anything public into an advocate for public ed. But Randi is a committed corporate liberal who has faith in the good intentions of corporate power brokers and profiteers and her ability to get them to do the right thing if only they give her a seat at the Mike Klonsky's SmallTalk Blog: Randi's school visit gambit with Betsy DeVos:



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