From the Illinois Education Association:
When President-elect Trump nominated Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education, educators nationwide were disappointed and frustrated, but not surprised. (Click here for NEA’s press release and click here for the Edvotes story “5 reasons why Trump pick Betsy DeVos is wrong for Secretary of Education.)
Knowing our members also had thoughts and feelings about the nomination, NEA wanted to organize a call to action that would help them not only voice their dissatisfaction in this particular nominee, but also re-assert their values as educators. In partnership with AFT, an online sign-on letter has been created, called, “Open Letter: A Commitment to Student Success in Public Schools.”
In this letter, we declare DeVos an enemy of public education, articulate our values as educators, and challenge elected leaders and policymakers to recommit to public education.
Please share the open letter and call to action using these links:
Go to the IEA Facebook page and “like” and “share” the open letter with your Facebook friends. It is at the top of the IEANEA page. (If you’re not on Facebook already this is a great time to jump in).
If you are on Twitter, here is a link to the tweet on the IEA feed:
https://twitter.com/ieanea/status/806279953494982657 simply click on the “retweet” button on the tweet.
It’s important to use these links as they will show that IEA members participated.
Please spread to word to your colleagues and friends. We will have a lot of work to do over the next four years. It starts now.