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Teach Plus Statement on State of the Union: President Trump’s Agenda Does Nothing to Empower Those Working and Learning in Our Nation’s Schools

January 31, 2018

Washington, D.C. — Roberto J. Rodríguez, Teach Plus President and CEO, released the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address:

“President Trump‘s agenda chooses division over opportunity; casts blame rather than offers solutions; and disheartens rather than empowers those working and learning in America’s schools.  Policies that undermine resources for public education, compromise safety and opportunity for students, and leave the fate of tens of thousands of aspiring young Americans hanging in the balance are misguided.  Our nation‘s highest ideals and values are fostered in our classrooms, where teachers will awake tomorrow ready to lift all students and teach lessons of hope, unity, and respect for all.” 

Teach Plus is a national nonprofit that empowers excellent, experienced teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that affect their students' success.