Florida Teachers Union President Says DeSantis “Extremely Reckless” for Denying Federal Aid to Schools
Anna Fusco, president of the Broward Teachers Union in Broward County, Fla., The state’s second-largest school district, appeared on Don Lemon tonight On Monday, where she called Gov. Ron DeSantis for refusing to ask for billions of dollars in funding for schools as part of President Biden’s US bailout.
âHe is extremely reckless. It’s definitely politics. This is a governor who made it clear that he plans to run  against Biden, âFusco said. âSo there are, you know, conversations going on. It’s just a way of saying, “I’m going to continue to step back and do my own thing to show that I can take matters into my own hands and have total power.”
Florida is the only state in the country that hasn’t applied for funding, and Fusco believes DeSantis is failing students.
âHe’s just looking to fund public schools,â Fusco said. “When you’re not looking to make a plan, meet a deadline for the hundreds of thousands of students in Florida State who go to public schools, who must have, you know, a lot of resources and physical bodies. real. in schools to take care of our students, that says a lot. This is simply not true.
DeSantis’ office responded to the Department of Education’s request for a fundraising plan by stating that no school district in Florida has requested additional funding, but it will contact the department if funding is required. ‘to come up. But Fusco doesn’t buy it.
“I just can’t believe that no district has reached out and said it needs every penny to meet the needs of so many things that have just happened during this whole COVID era.” , said Fusco. âIt’s just amazing. I would like to see the proof.
Don Lemon tonight airs weekday evenings at 10 p.m. on CNN.
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