USA: joint teacher union action aims to put education secretary on notice
The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association have teamed up to deliver 80,000 report cards to Secretary DeVos’ doorstep on the anniversary of her appointment to call for her resignation.
The results are in and they don’t look promising for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. In an effort to shine the spotlight on the Secretary’s policy decisions during her first year in office, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), along with numerous other partners, are set to deliver more than 80,000 report cards and comments from students, parents, educators and community members.
According to the Education International (EI) affiliates, 90 percent of the reports give DeVos a failing grade. The delivery is set to take place on 8 February in Washington D.C.
The message from the NEA and AFT is simple: it’s time for DeVos to resign. Since she took up her post last year the Secretary has shifted focus from public education and the rights of students to private education actors and major changes in student loan rules.
To take part in the AFT report card, click here. To sign the NEA petition calling on DeVos’ resignation, click here.