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 students.
— Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVosED) May 5, 2019
DeVos was met with furious anger by teachers and their supporters who believe she’s undermining public education with her policies.
Give us all a token of your appreciation by resigning immediately
— Free, man. 🏌 (@FreemanMcNeil24) May 6, 2019
You can thank us by resigning
— Mcmillenoakleyt (@mcmillenoakleyt) May 5, 2019
“Remember folks – if you’re not undermining education, you’re thanking your teacher wrong” – Betsy DeVos
— Jason Gossett (@jgossettmued) May 5, 2019
You neither appreciate nor value public education and public school teachers. Your “thank you” rings quite hollow. Resign and we will thank you.
— Shanetia Clark (@uvagradu8) May 6, 2019
How about we show our appreciation by giving them the respect and wages that they deserve?
— SOMBERAMARATH (@somberamarath) May 6, 2019
The best thanks would be fully funding schools. And actually knowing what my job entails. Just sayin.
— Elizabeth Juneau (@theladyjuneau) May 6, 2019
You could thank a teacher by not literally shitting on public schools and the thousands of teachers that occupy them.
Just a though.
— my cat is probably cooler than you (@non_fele) May 5, 2019
Thank me by resigning.
— Kathleen (@kosmokramer1977) May 5, 2019
If you think teachers wants less support for public schools and the end of resources for students who deal with sexual assault, discrimination and options to pay off student debt then I’ll find some teachers for you to meet who strongly disagree with that assessment. #resigndevos
— avalon'slaw + PROTEST MAKES AMERICA GREAT (@LaceyWilson4) May 6, 2019
A raise and your resignation would be the best thank you ever.
— Nancy ☀️🌴🌊 (@NancyTwinMama) May 6, 2019
You’re right, there are a ton of amazing teachers who do great things for kids!! Unfortunately, we have an awful government in this country that only values money and power, which is why you’re in office, sad. You need to understand the value in public education change your views
— Buddy Nyhof (@BuddyNyhof) May 6, 2019
— Janis… (@janisexton) May 6, 2019
I’m a teacher, please appreciate me and resign.
— Brooke of the Vale (@brookeofthevale) May 6, 2019
Can you show your appreciation by resigning?
— Kim Biondi (@KimBiondi) May 6, 2019
— nerdyteacher (@LRick2010) May 6, 2019
— Rich Swinton (@RicoSuaveJD) May 6, 2019
— Elaine Allen (@msallen2u) May 6, 2019
— Trish PK, Writer (@tpk_writes) May 6, 2019
— Jessica (@the_music_freak) May 6, 2019