Speaking to Lily Eskelen Garcia, the president of the National Education Association, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he had the same feeling that the NEA has about charter schools, adding that no “private charter school will receive a penny of federal money. None.”
Garcia asked Biden, “So I have one more question.”
Biden answered, “Sure.”
Garcia continued, “There are lots of people who think there are other ways to solve all of these problems and NEA members have pushed back against what we think are very misguided school reforms, like charter schools. Regularly now we’ve seen families and communities who will join us in fighting to save that neighborhood public school. You know how we feel about charter schools.”
Biden: Same way I feel.
Garcia: We’d like to know how you feel about charter schools.
Biden, shaking his head, stated, “I will not — there will be no federal dollars — I’m not Betsy DeVos — nor will