President Trump Travels to Orlando for Private School Visit Angering Teachers Unions: ‘Shows hostility towards public schools’

By 100% FED Up


President Trump exited the White House with grandkids in tow for a trip to Orlando to visit a private Catholic school. His adorable grandson was holding a replica of Marine One and clearly looks like he’s enjoying his new toy.

Trump visited St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, dropping in on a fourth-grade classroom and shaking hands with students who said they were learning about the history of Florida. When one girl said she wanted to own her own business, he said with a smile that she’s “gonna make a lot of money. But don’t run for politics.”

The president, who was joined by his new education secretary Betsy DeVos, a longtime charter schools advocate, described St. Andrew as “one of the many parochial schools dedicated to educating disadvantaged children.”

“Education is the civil rights issue of our time,” said Trump, repeating a line from his address to Congress this week.

Teachers unions were quick to criticize the visit, saying it showed hostility by Trump toward public schools and an intention to turn education into a profit-making industry.

Trump said he would ask lawmakers to pass a bill that would fund school choice for disadvantaged young people, including minority children. He did not offer …read more