Free preschool-to-college education is a right and charter schools are "a profit scheme," according to the head of America's second-largest teachers union.
American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten, who was paid $557,875 during the union's 2014 fiscal year, routinely suggests education reformers are motivated only by money.
Weingarten bemoaned the influence of pro-charter donors to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Twitter update Wednesday. AFT is fighting the Democratic governor's attempt to expand charter schools, which have far lower unionization rates than traditional public schools.
Education is a pub good-not a profit scheme.Yet hedgers convincing investors there’s $ to be made in charter schls. http://t.co/twmwa13fqU
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) March 11, 2015
Weingarten opposes school choice but supports the hard-left U.S. Student Association's call for "free" college education. Weingarten favors President Obama's proposal for taxpayer-funded universal preschool.