Because protecting private, for-profit education was what the Department of Education under Trump did (see Florida).
The former president has denounced what he sees as a left-wing takeover of Education policy and suggested that “federal bureaucrats” are pushing to radicalize children through the school system.
“If the federal bureaucrats are going to push this radicalism, we should abolish the Department of Education,” Mr. Trump said, prompting a round of applause.
He also called the system “sick”.
It’s hard to know exactly how many US classrooms are short of teachers for the 2022-2023 school year; no national database accurately tracks the issue. But state and district level reports have emerged across the country detailing staffing shortfalls that range from hundreds to thousands – and remain wide open as summer quickly draws to a close.
Andrew Spar, president of the Florida Education Association, said the need for teachers in his state is dire: his association estimates there are at least 8,000 teaching vacancies this year, up from 5,000 last year. former. But Spar doesn’t think the veterans program is “really a solution” because it can drive unqualified people into classrooms.
“I think we all appreciate what our veterans have done for our country in terms of protecting our freedoms here and abroad,” he said. “But just because you were in the military doesn’t mean you’ll be a great teacher.”
Meanwhile, the school board and superintendent of the Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona, plans to fill the math teacher gap — the system is short of 24, along with 102 other teachers — by sending a small number of students in online learning for part of the day. The district can hire virtual math teachers from a Chicago-based online teaching company, the Tucson Sentinel reported. The superintendent did not respond to a request for comment.
Leslie Houston, president of the Fairfax (VA) Education Association, said she’s never seen so many teachers quit because they feel disrespected, mostly by politicians and some parents.
“When people were beating up teachers and being really mean about what we were doing and what we weren’t doing,” Houston said, “I don’t think they were really thinking, ‘Who’s gonna teach my kids? ‘ ”
If DeSantis brought the anti-CRT moral panic to an HBCU campus, it might just play out in the Republican presidential primaries in 2024. It’s the kind of political move that would make him the darling of the anti-revival movement. On the other hand, this could ultimately prove to be his downfall on the national stage, as he would have to spell it out outside of Florida in places like Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas – all Potential swing states in 2024 with HBCUs.
Perhaps he could recognize the bugle of the elephant in the boardroom or the sound of the fabric of American race relations tearing and backtrack on his rhetoric. Yet, it seems he can’t hear anything above the sound of applause from his supporters and can’t see past his own ambition.