How far will Biden and Democrats go in destroying education for children at the behest of teachers’ unions?
After years of keeping schools closed, the Biden administration is serving its donor base by going after charter schools. And some parents aren’t taking it anymore.
On Wednesday, an estimated 1,000 parents and advocates from across the country rallied at the Education Department and the White House in opposition of the rules.
Malachi Armstrong, the father of a kindergartner who attends a charter school in Philadelphia, was among the participants, who held signs, wore T-shirts with protest messages and repeated chants of “back off our schools.” Mr. Armstrong, who said his child attended a charter school in Philadelphia after his underfunded public
school shut down, called the proposed rules “senseless.”
“Charter schools aim to be different,” he said. “They know about the hardships — and I’m sure the Department of Education knows — and how bad public schools can be.”
Yes, and is perfectly happy with that as long the money keeps coming from the UFT.
None of this is surprising. Biden did openly promise to do all of these things even while pretending to run as a moderate. And Republicans failed to run a convincing campaign warning independent voters namechecking many radical pledges like this.
As a candidate, Mr. Biden declared that he was not “a charter school fan,” which shocked many given that the schools had proliferated under the charter-friendly Obama administration. On the campaign trail, Mr. Biden vowed to cut off for-profit charters — less than 12 percent of the nation’s 7,700 charter schools — from federal funding.
Hey, he keeps his promises. Biden promised to give the radicals everything and Americans nothing. Those promises are being kept one by one.
Carol Corbett Burris, the executive director of the Network for Public Education and an ardent critic of charters, said the rules merely addressed the need for more accountability and transparency that should be required for any taxpayer-funded programs.
You’ll never guess and the New York Times will never tell you who funds NPE.
“NPE is a biased organization that is funded by the teachers’ unions, which are notoriously hostile to giving parents and students more choices in public education. In 2018, the American Federation of Teachers reported contributing $35,000 to the Network for Public Education Action. Between 2014 and 2016, the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation gave more than $300,000 to the Network for Public Education.
Imagine a world without a bunch of corrupt teachers’ unions using a fortune in stolen taxpayer money to rig the system to destroy education and you can start to imagine an educational system that actually works.
In a Twitter post this week with the hashtag #CharterSchoolsFalling, Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, promoted a letter-writing campaign to Congress in support of the new regulations.
The teachers’ unions would love to be able to shut down functioning schools so that they don’t have to worry about anyone actually educating students.