Teachers Don All Black To Protest DeVos' Confirmation For Ed Secretary
By Allison Nielson, http://www.sunshinestatenews.com
February 11th, 2017
Above Photo: President-elect Donald Trump and his pick for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos.
If you see a sea of teachers dressed in black this week, there’s a reason why.
Teachers and supporters of public education are donning all-black outfits this week to protest the confirmation of U.S. Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, sending a message of resistance against Trump’s controversial pick for the country’s top education job.
Badass Teachers Association organized the blackout protest via social media, calling on teachers, educators, parents and supporters of public education to wear all black to encourage lawmakers to vote against her confirmation.
“We want our senators to dump DeVos,” the group wrote on Twitter. On Monday, teachers around the country joined in solidarity to say “no,” to DeVos, whose nomination has caused a commotion since Trump made the announcement in November.
Social media feeds lit up with teachers from all corners of the U.S. snapping photos of themselves joining in the resistance via their all-black wardrobes. “Every black piece of clothing in my closet says don’t vote for private school lady to run public schools,” wrote one teacher.TIME TO PANIC, Jefferson23, FanBoy and 7 otherspacalo, Pastiche, Hari, Marym625, Scuba, Live and Learn, h-32 like this
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