Linda Lyon: Arizona Legislator to Teachers: “Shut Up”

What a coward!

Diane Ravitch's blog

Linda Lyon was president of the Arizona School Boards Association for the past year of tumultuous action in the state. Her office required neutrality. Now that she has “passed the gavel,” she is again free to speak out and she blasts a legislator who has proposed a bill to silence teachers and strip away their First Amendment Rights.

“I just read Arizona Capitol Times reporting that AZ Representative Mark Finchem isn’t waiting for the start of the legislative session to exact retribution on educators who stood up for themselves and their students this year. To the teachers in his district (LD 11) who marched on the Capitol this year and saw him in action, this will not come as a surprise. After all, one teacher who visited him during the #RedForEd walkout told me that when they went to see him, he told them to “get their asses back…

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