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Mon May 6, 2019, 04:49 PM

Education chief says teacher strikes 'ultimately hurt kids'

Source: Associated Press

Education chief says teacher strikes ‘ultimately hurt kids’

By COLLIN BINKLEY
May 6, 2019

BALTIMORE (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Monday that recent teacher strikes have “ultimately hurt kids” and that labor disputes should be handled outside the classroom.

DeVos made the comments in Baltimore while speaking at a conference for education journalists.

Teachers from West Virginia to California have walked out of classrooms in recent months to protest working conditions and call for better benefits. Many have demanded changes including higher pay, smaller class sizes and more classroom funding.

When asked if she supports teachers who have gone on strike, DeVos said she thinks “great teachers need to be well-paid,” but that issues should be resolved without disrupting school instruction.

“I think it’s important that adults have adult disagreements on adult time, and that they not ultimately hurt kids in the process,” DeVos said. “I think too often they’re doing so by walking out of classrooms and having arguments in the way that they are.”

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon May 6, 2019, 05:10 PM

1. Ha ha! I have heard that same BS from school districts'

administrations/school boards for 25 years. It is as true as Reagun's "trickle down economics". School districts ALWAYS say this for anything and everything under the sun when it benefits their business. Educating is a business to these people and all they care about is the bottom line and $$$$$. The actual students and their education is about third or fourth on their priority list.

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Mon May 6, 2019, 05:40 PM

2. well, then, dont make them strike just to eat, asshole.

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