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Educators ‘offended and disgusted’ by comments from Lee’s charter school friend – Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2022-07-01 15:27:19 –

Nashville, TN (WTVF) — “I’m sick and tired”

This summarizes the reaction to controversial comments about the program with public school teachers training teachers from one of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s educational advisors. These comments at a private reception in Williamson County last week NewsChannel 5 will investigate.

The Tennessee Governor’s education adviser told him that teachers came from “the stupidest part of the stupidest college.”

The remarks upset many, but the greatest anger was Lee, who did not defend the teacher’s ridicule from Dr. Larry Earn, the president of the ultra-conservative Hillsdale University in Michigan. Directed to myself.

“This is very disturbing,” tweeted Claude Presnell Jr., President of the Tennessee Independent University Association.

“Dr. Larry Earn’s sneaky portrayal of the Tennessee Ed preparation program and professor is informative and offensive. @ GovBillLee is not recorded by Dr. Earn, who defends the integrity of the Tennessee education program. I’m disappointed. “

Earn hosted the reception with Lee as a “surprise guest.” Lee invited Hillsdale University to establish at least 50 private charter schools throughout Tennessee, offering a classic education focused on her patriotism.

Repeatedly, the video shows Arn ridiculing a public school teacher.

“If you work in college, you know this — unless you work in the ed department. Ours are different. But they are the stupidest of all colleges. That’s the part, “Arnn said in his opening remarks, laughing out of the audience.

Then Lee sat by his side and Earn continued, “Teachers are trained in the stupidest part of the country’s stupidest college, and they’re going to do something to those kids. Is taught. “

The Charter School initiative “is trying to demonstrate that basically anyone can do it, so you don’t have to be an expert to educate your child,” the President of Hillsdale said.

In Knoxville on Friday, Democrats joined teachers in protest of Earn’s remarks.

Courtesy: WVLT

Teacher protest in Knoxville

“Teachers have no agenda,” said retired teacher De Wayne Emert.

“But this proves to me that Governor Lee, you have a proceedings and it’s an attack on public education.”

Dr. Ann Thomas Abbott agreed.

“Teachers who graduated from the University of Tennessee should be angry at their core, being called the stupidest and stupidest member of the campus,” she continued.

“I was a member of that campus, and I’m not stupid and stupid, and I didn’t enter because I had nothing else to do.”

On social media, people responded indignantly to Arn’s comments, and some called it “absolutely disgusting.”

From a retired teacher: “These statements are an insult to teachers at all public schools in Tennessee.”

“I’m shocked that Bill Lee is listening to this trash,” said the teacher’s father.

From a special education assistant currently working on her bachelor’s degree, “No one teaches us how to teach our children our own agenda. I’m offended beyond words, I’m sick of it. “

From a lifelong Republican, “Our governor and state officials must take a close look at how they treat teachers.”

In the course of the campaign, Democratic governor candidate Dr. Jason Martin blew up Lee.

“He was sitting on that stage right next to the president of Hillsdale University,” Martin said in a video posted on social media.

“And Governor Bill Lee was silent as the crowd laughed and ridiculed our community. It was to our children, to our teachers, to our parents who depended on those schools. It ’s very wrong. ”

Another Democratic candidate, JB Smiley Jr., tweeted, “Bill Lee is enthusiastic about destroying public education and damaging the credibility of the teaching profession.”

Arnn’s comments also sparked the anger of Tanya Coats, president of the Tennessee Education Society, who defended the teacher.

“Our public school educator and teacher preparation program is the foundation of our state’s excellent public schools. Our state’s continued success is not in charter schools, but in strong public schools. Remember that it is essentially tied to the success of the system, “Court said in a written statement.

“Tennessee educators have worked hard for the past three years to maintain student interest, safety and well-being during a pandemic. Many educators have their own. We did so at the expense of health and well-being. State privatizers who are cruel and unjustly attacked feel like a punch into the gut. There is no excuse.

“Our public school educator and teacher preparation program is the foundation of our state’s excellent public schools. Our state’s continued success is not in charter schools, but in strong public schools. Keep in mind that it is essentially tied to the success of the system. “

On the other side of the political division, the Tennessee Charter School Center issued a statement away from Arun.

“Dr. Earn’s comments do not reflect the views or opinions of public charter schools, leaders, parents, educators and operators in Tennessee,” the statement said.

“Our classroom teachers and professionally trained educators shape students’ classroom experiences, digest challenging information, practice new skills, and think critically about the world around them. Guide students when they learn things.

“That’s why Tennessee has invested in strengthening the state’s educator preparation program because it can’t exaggerate the role of teachers in preparing students and the state for the future.”

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