Biden Endorses Teachers Walking Out On Students: ‘These Walkouts Are Vital’
Joe Biden: Not understood. We have seen the courage of all of you and educators across the country from Chicago to hear, to Kentucky and other places where you had to fight for students by organizing strikes. I don’t know anyone who wants to go on strike. I have found that for most of you, your job is your passion. You did not become teachers for the money.
Here’s the video:
“You all know that. Think about it. I think you underestimate yourselves a lot of times. I really do. I know it is part of who your U are and how different you are in terms of the commitment to what you do. The closest to you all are nurses. When you go out, you would much rather be in the classroom with your students. You know these walkouts are vital, not just to make sure you get paid or you get health care or school safety, although they are essential. Many times, you are walking out to make sure your students have greater resources. That they have the right books, classrooms, and things that will allow them to succeed. And all of the things, all of these things that become possible for our country when our children are given an even chance, and as Jill says, all the time, any country that out educates us will out-compete us. The children you work with, and this is not hyperbole, are the most valuable resource The Nation has. I know we say that we say it all the time.”