The American Federation of Teachers don’t spill much ink over outgoing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Hours after DeVos announced her resignation from President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, the federation’s president released a statement just two words long.
“Good riddance,” said Randi Weingarten.
National Education Association President Becky Pringle also called out DeVos, writing on Twitter:
Her complicity, cowardice, and complete incompetence will be her legacy. #DoYourJobhttps://t.co/fNg2ydcV9S
— Becky Pringle (@BeckyPringle) January 8, 2021
DeVos said she quit in response to Wednesday’s deadly attack on the Capitol carried out by Trump supporters, blaming the president for the violence.
“That behavior was unconscionable for our country,” she said in a news release. “There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me.”
However, the billionaire has also been one of the most reviled figures in the Trump administration, especially among educators.
“Resigning 13 days before the end of this administration does nothing to erase the harm Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has done to this country’s students, their families, and educators,” Pringle said in a statement. “She has failed our students yet again when they needed her most. Her complicity, cowardice, and complete incompetence will be her legacy.”
Teachers Union Burns Betsy DeVos With 2 Memorable Words After Resignation The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ Huffington Post.