Press ReleaseDecember 21, 2023

Job Creators Network Slams Randi Weingarten for Claiming School Choice is Undemocratic

Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of Job Creators Network, released the following statement in response to Randi Weingarten’s claim that school choice “undermines democracy”:
“Randi Weingarten’s claim that school choice ‘undermines democracy’ is not just ridiculous but Orwellian. Allowing families to escape failing government schools for better options is a democratic response to the ongoing education crisis caused by Weingarten’s union, which forced schools to remain closed for years between 2020 and 2022. In fact, Weingarten’s preferred solution of the top-down status quo where families are trapped in school districts merely based on their zip codes is truly undemocratic. It’s producing a generation of children who can’t read and write, undermining American democracy in the process. I urge all parents, teachers, and community leaders of every race and economic status to stand up to this evil union boss who is harming our kids every day.”