Teachers Crowdfund Trip To Venezuela, Come Back Praising Socialism

Teachers Crowdfund Trip To Venezuela, Come Back Praising Socialism
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Chicago teachers used a GoFundMe campaign to fund a trip to Venezuela and come home praising Socialism.

Karen Moody: “I am appalled a delegation representing themselves as CTU went to Venezuela, not to support striking teachers, not to object to human rights violations, but to go on what appears to be a state-chaperoned propaganda tour.”

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Three Chicago teachers and a union organizer used a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for a trip to Venezuela. The teachers, all members of the Chicago Teachers Union, wrote public blogs and social media posts casting the socialist government of the country in a favorable light.

The Chicago Tribune reported Monday that the educators have been criticized for their trip and praise of Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro. The Chicago Teachers Union also distanced itself from those who went on the trip, putting out a statement that it was not an official union trip and was not funded by the union.

“Members go all kinds of places in the summer. This was neither an official trip nor something that was funded by the union,” CTU president Jesse Sharkey told WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight.” “This is a group of people who are members of the CTU who decided to go to Venezuela.”

Another union member, Karen Moody, told the Tribune that she was “appalled” by the delegation. More

It’s so bad in Chicago that even Venezuela looks good too them?

They should emigrate to Venezuela if it’s so great there. I imagine it’s more rat-free than Baltimore. because that’s all they have to eat these days.

These people are teachers and that’s the scariest part. I guarantee there are blocks and blocks of dilapidated slums, filled with people on the verge of starvation. These useful idiots would not have been allowed within miles of that.


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