Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos marked Teacher Appreciation Week with a video she released on Twitter thanking educators for all they do to prepare students, but her tweet was not well-received by most teachers:
America is blessed to have many great teachers. They dedicate their time, effort, and talents in service of their students.
— Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVosED) May 5, 2019
Though DeVos urged Americans to personally thank a teacher that had impacted their lives, her efforts came back to bite her squarely on the rump, with most educators urging her to resign immediately:
Give us all a token of your appreciation by resigning immediately
— Free, man. 🏌 (@FreemanMcNeil24) May 6, 2019
You neither appreciate nor value public education and public school teachers. Your “thank you” rings quite hollow. Resign and we will thank you.
— Shanetia Clark (@uvagradu8) May 6, 2019
The best thanks would be fully funding schools. And actually knowing what my job entails. Just sayin.
— Elizabeth Juneau (@theladyjuneau) May 6, 2019
Thank me by resigning.
— Kathleen (@kosmokramer1977) May 5, 2019
A raise and your resignation would be the best thank you ever.
— Nancy ☀️🌴🌊 (@NancyTwinMama) May 6, 2019
You’re right, there are a ton of amazing teachers who do great things for kids!! Unfortunately, we have an awful government in this country that only values money and power, which is why you’re in office, sad. You need to understand the value in public education change your views
— Buddy Nyhof (@BuddyNyhof) May 6, 2019
I’m a teacher, please appreciate me and resign.
— Brooke of the Vale (@brookeofthevale) May 6, 2019
I come from a family of teachers, public school administrators, and a few past school board members, and none of them like you.
— Sneaky Burrito (@SneakyBurrito) May 6, 2019
Glad you’re enjoying your purchase of that cabinet post.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) May 6, 2019
I would feel more appreciated if you pushed to support public education. Instead of attacking public education and pushing for private education that you don’t even feel should be held to the same level of accountability. #resign
— Brandon Bressman (@DHSchemteacher) May 6, 2019
Too bad you don’t make decisions to support us
— Lacie Elrod (@RedBoxingGloves) May 6, 2019
How about trying this: Stop screwing over public school teachers if you respect what teachers do.
— Nasty Woman (@MedusaResists) May 5, 2019
“America is blessed to have many great teachers”?
No. America has so many great teachers because of the things you are trying to destroy: great public schools and excellent teacher education programs. That’s not a blessing–it’s the result of dedication and hard work.
— Mitchell Robinson (@mrobmsu) May 6, 2019
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