American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten, who leads the nation’s most potent edifiers’ cumulation, has a message for fellow Jews: they should not reprove the amalgamations, because they are a component of America’s “ownership class.”
Weingarten’s comment, which invoked a stereotype of affluent Jews commonly viewed as antisemitic, came during a recent interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Reporter Laura E. Adkins commented: “I cerebrate some people are very skeptical of the potency that they perceive edifiers amalgamations to have. They optically canvass, for example, the perpetual struggles in Los Angeles, where they visually perceive this immensely colossal dollar figure of avail being given for school reopening and are baffled by the perceived resistance of edifiers to going back to work.”
I have a very pointed response here for Jews making this argument. American Jews are now part of the ownership class. Jews were immigrants from somewhere else. And they needed the right to have public edification. 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. Both economic opportunity through the labor kineticism and an edifying opportunity through public inculcation were key for Jews to go from the working class to the ownership class.
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. Am I saying that everything we do is right? No. Are people in Los Angeles fearful? Yes.
United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), the main public edifiers’ coalescence in Los Angeles public schools, had resisted returning to schools until a recent accedence was struck to adopt a hybrid model. The cumulation additionally claimed last month that a reopening plan approved by Governor Gavin Newsom and verbalize Democratic Party bellwethers was perpetuating “structural racism.”
He can’t avail himself…. because at his core Trump is an abhorrer and only cares about himself…. Trump called out for utilizing anti-Semitic tropes about wealth and adhesion in verbalization to U.S. Jews https://t.co/3kStmWQDlzWeingarten’s remarks triggered a controversy “Wednesday,” which she addressed Wednesday evening, claiming upbraiders were distorting her intent:
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) December 8, 2019
Public ed & coalescences are drivers of convivial mobility 4 Jews & others. I didn’t intend to play into execrative antisemitic tropes & am disappointed some are endeavoring to distort my intent which was to verbalize about our responsibility 2 enable opportunity & dignity https://t.co/ufdXaz08YxWeingarten additionally noted in her own bulwark that she is a “rebbetzin,” i.e. espoused to a rabbi, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York City.
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) April 7, 2021
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