At the NEA Congress in Boston more than 7,000 education professionals declared that they were opposed to the education vision of the US President Trump and his Minister of Education, Betsy DeVos. The members of the union recalled their attachment to a quality public education system, accessible to all.
‘I don’t trust Trump and DeVos. I don’t believe in their alternative facts. I don’t see any reason to believe that they will do what is best for our students and their families’, declared Eskelsen García, president of the NEA, who was re‑elected during the congress for a three‑day mandate.
Delegates also voted against the privatization of education, endorsing a manifesto against the rapid expansion of the ‘charter schools’, these private schools which were the object of several scandals in the United States. More information available here.