This is part of the reason why there has been a decline in respect for the teaching profession.
The woman named this year’s National Teacher of the Year used buttons pinned to her dress on Wednesday to stage a silent protest.
The Guardian reported that Mandy Manning wore six political badges on her black dress and declined to clap for Trump as he entered the White House Ceremony.
According to a pooled report, one pin included a photo of the Women’s March poster, the international protest that was first held the day after Trump’s inauguration. Another badge read “Trans Equality Now.” One other pin was the shape of an apple with a rainbow.
“My goal is to share my student stories,” Manning told CNN. “But to send a message, to not only by immigrants and refugee students but the LGBT community, that they are wanted, they are loved, they are enough and they matter.”
Nowhere in that story do you see anything about… you know… education. I don’t even see what grade or subjects Manning teaches. I don’t see anything about how the kids she teaches benefit from her teaching. How they do better getting into the colleges and careers they want. Nothing at all about outcomes. This teacher just uses her classroom, and now her award, to wage the various social justice battles that are important to her.