Here is an article from the NEA (National Educational Association) regarding our President’s choice to serve as Educational Secretary. This is one march that we as teachers should support and rally against. This Educational Secretary Betsy DeVos, if given the opportunity would take away the rights for all children to receive a public school education. I quote from the article:
“Educators believe America is a country where all children have the right to a public education that helps them reach their full potential. We know that their opportunity to succeed should not depend on living in the right zip code.”
I agree with that. Just because people live in a zip code that might be in a town that has more money than others does not mean that they should get a better education. For example, I work in a nice area of Brooklyn, and I think the kids that I educate are just as deserving of an excellent education as kids that live in Nassau County. Why should it be any different? As they say all public schools should be open to anyone of any culture or economic status. We can not deprive our children of a good education just because one has more money than the other. All public schools should hire qualified teachers that will give this education to these children no matter what their background or economic status is. First off, the job of this person they hire as Educational Secretary is to protect the students not based on their needs outside of the school. Her job is to make education a better place for children, not to tear it apart and privatize it as she wants to do. She has done this for years, even in her home state of Michigan where she has not supported public schools but instead has asked for privatization of them and who is left to suffer? The Students and their families who pay the taxes for her failed attempts at education.
So what needs to be done is that they need to hire someone who has educational experience and will do the best for our children and their children. If this continues the future of education will suffer by putting Trump’s Educational Secretary in place especially since she has no educational background. With that how can she know what is best for the teachers, and the educational system? As teachers lets support the NEA in the fight to stop the Trump-DeVos agenda for public education because it is all wrong.
Check out the link on the unqualified Betsy Devos written by the NEA from January 2017.
Feel free to comment below. (If you support DeVos in her attempt to change education, know that you might be disagreed with but noone will attack your comments or the comments will be deleted.)