The National Education Association wrote this weekend that teachers know better any anyone what students need.
“Educators love their students and know better than anyone what they need to learn and to thrive,” read the message from the official Twitter account of the NEA.
There were over 5,000 comments responding to that tweet. Most of them were not playing along with the NEA.
Libs of TikTok, an account that makes fun of liberals, wrote, “Is this an ad for school choice?”
“Nope. Get your kids out of government schools ASAP,” wrote one account.
“‘Better than anyone’? That’s rich,” said another.
“Increasingly educators seem to know better than no one,” wrote yet another.
“Then why haven’t they been thriving in the last 25 years? Because we’re always at the bottom of the barrel world wide yet we spend millions and millions of $. I think parents need to start following the $$$,” a parent commented.
Some teachers defended the comment and said teachers really do know best.
“Professional educators have done the studying. We’ve done the research, and continue to do so, and as a result we have the subject-matter expertise. Thank you for your support. It *is* a rich skill set, and far too few respect how valuable it is,” wrote one math teacher, who has his pronouns in his Twitter bio.
But others told the NEA it was way out of its lane.
They included former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who chimed in: “You misspelled parents.”
Others dropped some expletives on the teachers union. There were lots of F-bombs by the end of the weekend.
“So gross. You’re with my kid for one year. I’m with him from the day he is born until the day I die. Stop trying to do my job. Start doing yours,” a parent responded, echoing the sentiments of evidently thousands.
NEA-Alaska has 12,000 members in 213 of Alaska’s 229 communities, and is one of the most powerful political forces in the Alaska, where students are performing at the bottom of the pack nationwide.