Woke teacher union boss Randi Weingarten tried to take down Florida Governor Ron DeSantis this weekend in a misspelled tweet.
Just days after she completely collapsed before the Supreme Court over the student loan crisis, Weingarten — the head of the American Federation of Teachers — took to Twitter on Sunday to discredit Florida’s governor.
“DeSantis should be fixated on the cost of living in Fla – housing is unaffordable, home insurance even worse, but instead he’s expanding (sic) gun access, defunding, (sic) public schools, and banning anything he doesn’t like – teachers, journalists and the vulnerable,” Weingarten tweeted.
It came as the Florida legislature, which has a Republican supermajority, is back in session for two months. During that time, GOP lawmakers plan to pass a host of bills targeting education that would, among other things, ban preferred pronouns in schools and eliminate gender studies in universities.
But critics said Weingarten, 65, shouldn’t “react to everything,” with former Superman actor Dean Cain likening her to a mob boss, while others ridiculed her spelling mistakes and poor grammar.
Randi Weingarten, 65, attempted to attack Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in a tweet over the weekend. The head of the America’s Federation of Teachers, the country’s second-largest teachers’ union, is pictured here in 2017
In her tweet on Sunday, she misspelled the word “expand” and used commas
In his tweet, Cain asked why Weingarten “always comments on everything.”
“I thought she was the head of the mafia – I mean teachers’ union,” he joked.
Alexander Diaz, a student at Catholic University of America, also noted that the only reason Florida’s cost of living is rising is due to an influx of people moving from other states, and DeSantis’ deputy press secretary Jeremy Redfern suggested Weingarten “fixated” on why so many parents left New York for Florida.
“Maybe because they wanted to be as far away from schools as possible where Randi has influence.”
Meanwhile, Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Florida’s first Hispanic Lieutenant Governor, mocked Weingarten, who heads the country’s second-largest teachers’ union, for her spelling and grammar mistakes.
“My teachers used to call me out for not proofreading my spelling and grammar, and they were right about that,” he tweeted. “Below is from the president of the national teachers’ union.”
And dr. Mark Young, an author and podcast host, noted that Weingarten doesn’t allow people to comment on her tweets.
“See how this brave official disables the ability to replay (sic) her tweets?” he asked rhetorically. “She knows it’s all lies and doesn’t want to be challenged.”
Still, Weingarten repeated her criticism of Florida’s governor on Monday, tweeting, “Instead of focusing on policies that can help families and communities thrive, DeSantis is using culture wars to target what he doesn’t like and further divide us.” .
“This is embarrassing and does not improve the lives of Floridians.”
DeSantis, pictured in November, is expected to sign a slew of new education bills in the coming months
Many online attacked Weingarten for her tweet, ridiculed her for her spelling and grammar mistakes, and compared her to a mob boss
In the coming months, DeSantis is expected to sign half a dozen new education bills into law.
Among those bills is one that states, “It shall be the policy of every K-12 educational institution that a person’s gender is an immutable biological trait and that it is incorrect to attribute to a person a pronoun that does not correspond to the gender of a person.” that person. .’
Likewise. another proposed law would require students in grades six through twelve to be taught that “gender is determined by biology and reproductive function at birth.” It also gives parents more power to review and object to public school instructional materials.
It is now referred to by opponents as the “Don’t Say They” bill.
Others would ban spending on diversity, equity, and inclusion programs at public universities and eliminate colleges and minors in “Critical Race Theory, Gender Studies, or Intersectionality.”
That bill says colleges may only offer general education courses that “promote the philosophical underpinnings of Western civilization and include studies of this nation’s historical documents,” such as the Constitution and the Federalist Papers.
And yet another proposal would extend the ban on teaching about sexual orientation and gender identity to grades 7 and 8, while an earlier draft of the law topped out in grade 6. Critics are calling the law “Parental Rights in Education” Don’t Say Gay’ law.
DeSantis is also expected to sign bills during this two-month legislative session, including: ending requirements for carrying a firearm permit, making it easier to enforce the death penalty on criminals, and requiring companies to use E-Verify, a web-based system administered by the Department of Homeland Security, to confirm that an employee has legal status in the US before hiring.
Famously, the session also saw an increase in spending on a program that transports illegal migrants from Florida to Democratic enclave states and sanctuary cities.
The governor is also expected to cut taxes in the state by $2 billion.
All of these bills are widely expected to pass, as the Florida state legislature is controlled by a Republican supermajority in both the House and Senate.
In the State House, there are 84 Republicans and 35 Democrats; in the Senate there are 28 Republicans and 12 Democrats.
Weingarten doubled down on Monday, saying “DeSantis is using culture wars to target what he doesn’t like and divide us further”
Weingarten has been critical of DeSantis in the past and last week shared a video of DeSantis’ speech defending the Florida Department of Education’s decision to pull explicit LGBTQ materials from school libraries.
In that speech, DeSantis cited Florida’s “standards” that authorize the Department of Education to remove books, suggesting that “99 percent of parents” would agree to remove the books if the media didn’t mislead them .
He noted that many in the mainstream media characterized the removal of these books as a “book ban,” which he said was a “book ban.”
DeSantis also mentioned how MSNBC alleged that the Florida Department of Education forced a public school to drop waking aspects of its African Studies class, amounting to his government banning the study of slavery.
Weingarten responded to that video, claiming that DeSantis is lying.
(Question): Did Fla teachers complain about book bans before DeSantis started his “anti-woke” crusade? Have we seen pictures of sails over classroom libraries? Were teachers threatened with criminal offenses if they used the “wrong” book?
“(Answer}: No. Now that’s exposed. Now it’s a hoax.”
And in early February, Weingarten accused DeSantis of “race-baiting” over his decision to ban the College Board’s proposed AP African American Studies course from schools across the state.
“As an educator who taught AP, I am disappointed with the omissions and changes to the AP African American Studies course,” she tweeted at the time.
“This is a college level elective for 4 high school students, and people like #APhilipRandolph and #bellhooks should not be disparaged,” she said, referring to a union activist and a feminist author.