Florida teachers union president calls out DeSantis for declining federal aid for schools: 'It’s just wrong'

On Don Lemon Tonight Monday, Anna Fusco, the president of the Broward Teachers Union in Broward County, Florida, the second largest school district in the state, called out Governor Ron DeSantis for failing to secure additional funding for schools. Florida is the only state in the country that has not applied for billions of dollars in federal funding for schools as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

“He’s extremely reckless. It’s definitely politics. He’s a governor that’s come out real clearly that he’s planning on running in [2024] against Biden,” Fusco said. “So there’s some, you know, conversations that are happening. It’s just a way to say that, ‘I’m just gonna keep pulling back and doing my own thing to show that I can take charge and have total power.’”

Fusco believes DeSantis is letting the students down.

“He’s just looking to defund public schools,” Fusco said. “When you’re not looking to come up with a plan, meet a deadline for the hundreds of thousands of students across the state of Florida that are in public schools, that need to have, you know, lots of resources and actual physical bodies in the schools to take care of our students, it says a lot. It’s just wrong.”

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