American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten is speaking out against Parental Rights in Education bills like the one in Florida. Weingarten says “this is the way in which wars start.”
“This notion – we’ve been very lucky in America, and we in some ways live in a bubble for a long time,” Weingarten said. “This is propaganda. This is misinformation. This is the way in which wars start. This is the way in which hatred starts,” Weingarten said on the Rick Smith Show.
“AFT has stated it supports parental involvement in education – but expressed concern about some so-called ‘vocal minorities’ who, according to the group, wanted to marginalize kids and censor teachers,” Fox News reports.
“Educators welcome parent involvement in schools because our kids do best when teachers, parents and caregivers work together,” said AFT president Randi Weingarten in a statement to Fox News earlier this week. “We have a lot to do to help kids recover and thrive this year after two years of an unprecedented pandemic. So rather than help us help our kids socially, academically and emotionally, these vocal minorities want to marginalize LGBTQ kids, censor teachers and ban books.”
AFT union boss Randi Weingarten absurdly says parental rights bills are “the way in which wars start.” pic.twitter.com/Bj6M2s5vbh
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