Teachers Union President Tries To ‘School’ DeSantis — But She’s The One Who Needs A History Lesson

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Far-left union president Randi Weingarten, who leads the American Federation of Teachers union, tried to correct Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who claimed the U.S. Constitution and the founding of the U.S. was the prescription for ending slavery.

DeSantis argued the American Revolution had caused people to question slavery as an institution.

For the first time ever, a country was created around founding documents claiming that all men had been created equal in the eyes of both their Creator.

DeSantis said, “They want to teach our kids that the American Revolution was fought to protect slavery, and that’s false.”

“We know why the American Revolution was fought,” he continued. “They wrote pamphlets, we saw them dump tea into the Boston Harbor. We saw them meet in Philadelphia, and we have the records of why they revolted against King George III.”

Weingarten disagreed and said, “The American Revolution was about leaving Britain.”

“If America’s founders questioned slavery there would not have been the heinous ‘3/5 compromise’ in the US Constitution, which was drafted and enacted AFTER the American Revolution. This is basic history,” Weingarten claimed.

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Critics swiftly descended on Weingarten, however, delivering a remedial course in American history via quote-tweet after the union president limited replies to her initial tweet.

“Rx This historical illiterate, @rweingarten, has no idea what she is talking about. The 3/5ths compromise happened because slavery was actively being questioned. The solution to slavery was baked into the constitution,” one user tweeted in response.

“Just to be clear, this woman who has a massive influence on American education doesn’t know ‘basic history’ well enough to know the 3/5ths compromise was proposed by northern delegates to keep southern states from bolstering the institution of slavery,” Mark Hemingway added.

“This lady is a moron,” came from Rod Dreher. “The reason for the compromise is that Northerners were opposed to slavery. Better hope she is not teaching your kids history.”

“If America’s leaders didn’t question the idea of slavery [w]ouldn’t it have just been a 5/5 agreement? This moron runs the teacher’s union,” Jim Hanson wondered.

“This is just beautiful. The head of one of the largest teachers unions in the country openly demonstrates that she has absolutely no grasp of basic American history — or she is purposefully lying,” Leonydus Johnson tweeted. “Either way, it is a perfect representation of the abysmal state of govt education.”