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Mon Jul 20, 2020, 07:10 PM

'Biden Tells Teachers Their Profession Is The 'Most Important,' Will Replace Educ. Secy. DeVos Day 1

*July 5, 2020. 'Biden tells teachers their profession is ‘the most important’ on same day Trump trashes public schools.'' Washington Post. - Excerpts:

Former vice president Joe Biden told members of the largest teachers union in the country during a virtual event that their profession is “the most important” in the United States. On Friday, the same day President Trump said America’s public schools teach students “to hate their own country,” Biden addressed members of the National Education Association at its annual Representative Assembly and answered a few questions as he detailed his vision for education. (You can watch the video of the event below.)

“You are, and I’m not joking about this, you are the most important profession in the United States,” Biden said. “You are the ones that … give these kids wings. You give them confidence. You let them believe in themselves. You equip them. “And I promise you, you will never find in American history a president who is more teacher-centric and more supportive of teachers than me.” Biden noted his wife, Jill Biden, is a veteran educator — and a member of the National Education Association — and his late first wife was a teacher as well. He has promised to name an educator as education secretary to succeed Betsy DeVos, Trump’s controversial choice.

Biden’s tone and view of public education was in sharp contrast to that of Trump, who said in his Friday speech at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota that public schools are teaching kids to “hate our country” with “a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance.” Trump’s newest assault on America’s public schools: They teach kids to ‘hate their own country’ Trump, in a smack at public schools and teachers, said, “Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes but that [they] were villains. The radical view of American history is a web of lies. All perspective is removed, every virtue is obscured, every motive is twisted, every fact is distorted, and every flaw is magnified until the history is purged and the record is disfigured beyond all recognition.”

..Biden has said that as president he would, among other things, triple federal funding for high-poverty schools, increase teachers’ salaries and ban for-profit charter schools. He has also expressed opposition to standardized testing. Biden said at the NEA event that it was time for teachers to have more control over what happens in the classroom. “You should have more input on what you teach, how you teach it, and when you teach it,” he said. “You are the ones in the classroom. You should have more input.”
“As president of the United States, Joe Biden will fire Betsy DeVos on his first day in office, replacing her with an education secretary who comes from a public school classroom and believes that educators should be essential partners when crafting education policy,” Eskelsen García said in a news release. “He will work to dismantle systemic racism that prevents too many Native, Black, and Hispanic Americans from reaching their full potential, while building an economy that works for all Americans.”...

Full Article,
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/07/05/biden-tells-teachers-their-profession-is-most-important-same-day-trump-trashes-public-schools/

- Joe Biden on Education, Presidential Campaign Website, https://joebiden.com/education/

- American Federation of Teachers Endorses Biden, Politico, March 22, 2020
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/22/american-federation-teachers-endorses-biden-142651

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Reply 'Biden Tells Teachers Their Profession Is The 'Most Important,' Will Replace Educ. Secy. DeVos Day 1 (Original post)
appalachiablue Jul 2020 OP
Ohiogal Jul 2020 #1
appalachiablue Jul 2020 #2
Dan Jul 2020 #3
Lochloosa Jul 2020 #4
MyOwnPeace Jul 2020 #5
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #9
MyOwnPeace Jul 2020 #10
AwakeAtLast Jul 2020 #6
appalachiablue Jul 2020 #7
murielm99 Jul 2020 #8
MyOwnPeace Jul 2020 #11
murielm99 Jul 2020 #12
MyOwnPeace Jul 2020 #13

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 07:15 PM

1. Perfect

I can’t add another word ...



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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 07:17 PM

2. Way to go Joe! Telling the truth about teaching, and booting DeVos.

TEACHERS ROCK!!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 07:46 PM

3. My vote is for the immediate removal of Bill Barr (DOJ).

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Response to Dan (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 07:50 PM

4. I think there will be a lot of Day 1 changes.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 08:05 PM

5. It will begin with

fumigating the White House!!!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 02:20 PM

9. I don't think the Bidens will move in immediately.

The joint not only needs fumigation.
It will need a thorough sweep for bugs (electronic, and bed).
The golden toilets and flocked foil wallpaper will have to go.
The Lincoln bedroom will need a thorough UV inspection.

That's just off the top of my head.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 03:46 PM

10. What - you think

BunkerBoy will leave his "golden Twitter-seat" behind? NO WAY!!!!!!!

Probably take all of the light bulbs too!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 09:01 PM

6. Dr. Jill is on it!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 09:35 PM

7. She's terrific!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 02:21 AM

8. She should be education secretary.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 03:48 PM

11. Great suggestion...........

but I'm thinking Joe will go WAY out of his way to avoid any hint of nepotism - NO family working for his administration.......

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #11)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 03:50 PM

12. Good point,

after what we are going through now.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 21, 2020, 03:55 PM

13. EXACTLY my point!

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