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    Teachers to rally against DeVos, Trump pick for education secretary


    (where I live and I hope all my teacher friends who voted for Trump finally realize what they voted for)


    Long Island teachers are expected to rally in Bay Shore Thursday against Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to be the next secretary of education.


    DeVos, a Michigan billionaire and Republican mega-donor who has faced contentious confirmation hearings this week, has been criticized as a longtime aggressive advocate for charter schools and private-school voucher programs. Opponents have said she also has no experience with public schools.



    Mike Krieger, social studies teacher and president of the Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association, said the rally and others efforts against DeVos represent “the fight for the soul of American public education. Together, we must stand up and say: ‘Educational justice is social justice for educators, working families, the labor movement, women, and of course, our children.’ ”



    The planned rally is among the latest steps taken locally against DeVos and part of a national effort underway Thursday in what has been called “A National Day of Action.” That effort was organized by the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools and has the support of New York State United Teachers.


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