Hundreds of Teachers Brave the Heat to Protest Trump’s Education Agenda


On a sweltering summer day here, about 200 teachers and other public school supporters gathered at the Washington Monument to protest the Trump administration’s education policy agenda, including $9.2 billion in proposed funding cuts.

“We want equitable public education, we want meaningful inclusion, we want more time to teach and less time testing, we want the kind of school funding that invests in the schools our students deserve, and we want the right for all workers to organize and belong to a union,” said Mary Catherine Ricker, executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers.

About a dozen other sister marches for public education were scheduled to be taking place at the same time in cities including Austin, Texas; Detroit; and Miami.

Source: Hundreds of Teachers Brave the Heat to Protest Trump’s Education Agenda – Teacher Beat – Education Week

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