Education Secretary Betsy DeVos marked Teacher Appreciation Week with a social media video thanking educators -- who then demanded her resignation in tweet after tweet.
The education secretary urged Americans to show their appreciation by thanking a teacher, but her efforts backfired.
America is blessed to have many great teachers. They dedicate their time, effort, and talents in service of their s… https://t.co/GPzreW0TOO— Secretary Betsy DeVos (@Secretary Betsy DeVos)1557097200.0
DeVos was met with furious anger by teachers and their supporters who believe she's undermining public education with her policies.
@BetsyDeVosED Give us all a token of your appreciation by resigning immediately— Galaga Champion🏌 (@Galaga Champion🏌)1557136269.0
@BetsyDeVosED You can thank us by resigning— Mcmillenoakleyt (@Mcmillenoakleyt)1557100763.0
@BetsyDeVosED “Remember folks - if you’re not undermining education, you’re thanking your teacher wrong” - Betsy DeVos— Jason Gossett (@Jason Gossett)1557097407.0
@BetsyDeVosED You neither appreciate nor value public education and public school teachers. Your “thank you” rings… https://t.co/lXSGYYVGdi— Dr. Shanetia Clark (@Dr. Shanetia Clark)1557115719.0
@BetsyDeVosED How about we show our appreciation by giving them the respect and wages that they deserve?— SOMBERAMARATH (@SOMBERAMARATH)1557101376.0
@BetsyDeVosED The best thanks would be fully funding schools. And actually knowing what my job entails. Just sayin.— Elizabeth Juneau (@Elizabeth Juneau)1557101264.0
@BetsyDeVosED You could thank a teacher by not literally shitting on public schools and the thousands of teachers t… https://t.co/6nPI2URkgD— my cat & i say police are shit (@my cat & i say police are shit)1557097411.0
@BetsyDeVosED Thank me by resigning.— Kathleen (@Kathleen)1557097334.0
@BetsyDeVosED @usedgov If you think teachers wants less support for public schools and the end of resources for stu… https://t.co/ZpBPB3w2x2— Lacey Beloved by Millenials, 3 Gen Xers and 1 GenZ (@Lacey Beloved by Millenials, 3 Gen Xers and 1 GenZ)1557143904.0
@BetsyDeVosED A raise and your resignation would be the best thank you ever.— Nancy 🎄❤️ (@Nancy 🎄❤️)1557146372.0
@BetsyDeVosED You’re right, there are a ton of amazing teachers who do great things for kids!! Unfortunately, we ha… https://t.co/8XoGKInJrx— Buddy Nyhof (@Buddy Nyhof)1557107367.0
@BetsyDeVosED #TeacherAppreciationWeek Words are empty when your policies do not reflect that regard for #salary… https://t.co/FIAn7voxPt— Janis... (@Janis...)1557107185.0
@BetsyDeVosED I’m a teacher, please appreciate me and resign.— Brooke Brand New Day Sims (@Brooke Brand New Day Sims)1557148211.0
@BetsyDeVosED Can you show your appreciation by resigning?— Kim Biondi (@Kim Biondi)1557144025.0
@BetsyDeVosED Resign.— nerdyteacher (@nerdyteacher)1557143995.0
@BetsyDeVosED Resign— Rich Swinton 🇺🇸 (@Rich Swinton 🇺🇸)1557101825.0
@BetsyDeVosED Resign.— TPK Writer (@TPK Writer)1557148360.0
@BetsyDeVosED Resign— Jessica (@Jessica)1557147994.0