Union President: Politicians Backing Parents' Rights Are ‘Defending Violence Against Teachers and School Boards’

Union President: Politicians Backing Parents' Rights Are ‘Defending Violence Against Teachers and School Boards’


The president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) took to Twitter Tuesday to defend the Biden Department of Justice in its move to mobilize the FBI against parents voicing concerns to school officials and boards about Critical Race Theory and mask mandate.

“Violence isn’t speech,” Randi Weingarten wrote. “When you see right-wing politicians saying the DOJ is going after speech, just note who they’re defending. They’re defending violence against teachers and school boards.”

Violence isn’t speech. When you see right-wing politicians saying the DOJ is going after speech, just note who they’re defending. They’re defending violence against teachers and school boards.  https://t.co/jCenzT6Gxy

— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) October 5, 2021

School board meetings are supposed to be community-level democracy in action.

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