Teachers’ Union Head Rips Jews in Interview on School Reopening

The head of the American Federation of Teachers hates Jews.  She sounds like the old right wingers who blamed everything on the Jewish conspiracy and Zionism.  It is 1950’s style anti-Semitism.  But this person is blaming all the problems with schools and the pandemic on Jews.

“”American Jews are now part of the ownership class,” Weingarten said. “Jews were immigrants from somewhere else. And they needed the right to have public education. And they needed power to have enough income and wealth for their families that they could put their kids through college and their kids could do better than they have done.”

“What I hear when I hear that question is that those who are in the ownership class now want to take that ladder of opportunity away from those who do not have it,” she said.

Weingarten’s comments come after months of political conflict about whether to reopen school system as vaccinations ramp up and the coronavirus crisis recedes.

A major Jewish advocacy group ripped Weingarten for being “inaccurate and dangerous” in her generalizations about the Jewish community.”

The name of this Jew hater is Randi Weingarten –who is “Jewish”.  This mental case is keeping teachers from the classroom and like the KKK, making Jews the scapegoats.  Hatred is alive and well in America.  Joe Biden talks about racism being systemic in our nation.  He is right, Weingarten is modern version of the KKK values

Teachers’ Union Head Rips Jews in Interview on School Reopening

AFT’s Weingarten smears Jews as ‘ownership class’

Graham Piro, Washington Free Beacon,  4/7/21 

Union leader Randi Weingarten criticized Jews as “part of the ownership class” dedicated to denying opportunities to others in an interview released on Friday.

Weingarten—who is herself Jewish and draws a six-figure salary as head of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)—took aim at American Jews in an interview with the Jerusalem Post. When asked about parents critical of the AFT’s resistance to school reopening, Weingarten took aim squarely at Jewish critics.

“American Jews are now part of the ownership class,” Weingarten said. “Jews were immigrants from somewhere else. And they needed the right to have public education. And they needed power to have enough income and wealth for their families that they could put their kids through college and their kids could do better than they have done.”

“What I hear when I hear that question is that those who are in the ownership class now want to take that ladder of opportunity away from those who do not have it,” she said.

Weingarten’s comments come after months of political conflict about whether to reopen school system as vaccinations ramp up and the coronavirus crisis recedes.

A major Jewish advocacy group ripped Weingarten for being “inaccurate and dangerous” in her generalizations about the Jewish community. StandWithUs, a pro-Israel advocacy organization, said the union boss was “out of touch” with the experience of Jewish students and came close to trafficking in anti-Semitism.

“As a non-partisan Israel education organization, StandWithUs takes no position on the debate over when schools should reopen,” Roz Rothstein, cofounder and CEO of StandWithUs, said. “We work with many Jewish students and parents in Los Angeles and are extremely disappointed by Randi Weingarten’s inaccurate and dangerous generalizations about our community.

“Her comments are shockingly out of touch with the actual experiences of countless Jewish families before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, give undue legitimacy to antisemitic stereotypes, and do nothing to help bring people in Los Angeles together during this difficult time.”

The American Federation of Teachers, which did not respond to a request for comment, is the second largest teachers’ union in the country and one of the Democratic Party’s largest financial backers. The 1.5 million-member union spent more than $20 million on the 2020 election, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Parents have overwhelmingly supported the effort to open schools. A February Gallup poll found that nearly 80 percent of parents of all religions have expressed support for in-person instruction for their children.

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Comments

  1. Dear Mr. Frank,

    You seem to be misinformed – VERY misinformed.

    Kindly recall it was the Democrats who prevented the Jews to enter the U.S. as they were escaping the Nazis; that’s how so many Jews ended up in Cuba, Venezuela, and other South American countries.

  2. I’m confused. So, keeping schools closed furthers opportunities? And what does keeping schools open or closed have to do with any religion? Weingarten’s usual mental gymnastics are superb!

  3. Only a leftist Jew can “re-imagine” anti Semitism. As a veteran teacher for more than 20 years in LAUSD, I’d gotten used to the fact that Jewish leftists who were in administrative positions, went WAY overboard in their hatred to Jewish culture and religion–a kind of passage of acceptance for the rest of the malevolent union body. Time to call out Jewish leftist administrators….but who has the guts to do it?

  4. So, the ATF is led by a Kapo. This explains Weingarten’s demented hatred.

  5. John Romanowich says

    Time for the People and especially the Parents to realize that neither the teacher unions, nor the teachers, own the school buildings and grounds. Come together, parents and teachers. Take-over the buildings and teach your own children. I’m sure that the kids will be better off without all the left-wing, PC, lgbt, anti-American bullshit that is so pervasive these days. Any college graduate, pre 1970, can do it. Use the academic guidelines for “Home Schooling”. WE OWN THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS….NOT THE “teachers” or their unions.

  6. John Romanowich says

    Post my comment. Are you, too, afraid of the truth?

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