Tag Archive: Donald Trump

Oct 21

Trump’s threats to reject election results undermine classroom teaching

“In 13 years of teaching, I have never witnessed such heated, hate-filled rhetoric from the campaign trail,” said Joe Judge, who teaches social studies at Albia Community High School in Albia, Iowa. “Donald Trump says he may not accept the election results. That irresponsible and unprecedented threat undoes everything we teach in social studies and civics classes about what it means to be a democracy. Reckless language like that is never OK, and it undermines what we are trying to teach in the classroom to our students.”

Sep 27

Trump continues to set bad example for students with ‘insults instead of facts,’ NEA president says

“Educators want a leader who has the ability to bring the country together, not tear us apart,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “We need a positive role model for our students. What happens on the campaign trail—the hostile, vitriolic and hateful rhetoric our students are hearing—doesn’t stay on the campaign trail, or at the debate hall. Trump’s wholehearted disdain for the truth and fear-mongering sound bites were on full display again. Tonight, Donald Trump continued to set a bad example for our students as he continues his push to divide America through insults.”

Sep 08

NEA says Trump is ‘clueless about what works’ for students, public education

“Donald Trump isn’t serious about doing what’s best for our students, and he’s clueless about what works,” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García said after Donald Trump discussed his vision for education at a for-profit charter school in Cleveland. “His silver bullet approach does nothing to help the most-vulnerable students and ignores glaring opportunity gaps while taking away money from public schools to fill private-sector coffers. No matter what you call it, vouchers take dollars away from our public schools to fund private schools at taxpayers’ expense with little to no regard for our students.”