Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Kentucky gov. apologizes for comments linking teacher protests to child abuse

Teachers from across Kentucky gather outside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education on Friday in Frankfort Ky Gov. Bevin indirectly addresses sexual assault comments in video message
Ellis Copeland | 16 April, 2018, 12:30

But the legislature's rush to change the state's troubled public pension system, coupled with Bevin's burn-the-bridges approach to politics, has led to a wave of protests and prompted at least 40 current and former teachers to run for public office this year - majority Democrats.

Republican Senator Whitney Westerfield thanked the governor saying, "Thank you, for making a public apology, taking responsibility for your words and recognizing the fear and hurt experienced by educators understandably worries about the future".

"It's my responsibility to represent you - not only when I'm speaking to you, but when I'm speaking on your behalf - in ways that are clear, that are understood, that don't hurt people and don't confuse people", he added, addressing public employees.

The comments drew nationwide backlash, including an official condemnation from the Kentucky House of Representatives. Bevin's remarks did not appear to explain how or why teachers could be held accountable for what occurs among students outside the classroom, and he did not provide evidence of any crimes that were committed.

Cooper voted for Bevin in 2015 and vowed Saturday not to do it again.

Bevin said of the protesters: "Children were harmed - some physically, some sexually, some were introduced to drugs for the first time - because they were vulnerable and left alone". "He was cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from kids that would impact every day, and that's what we were in Frankfort to stop", McKim said, according to the Courier-Journal. We ask anyone who supports educators to wear black on Monday.

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Bevin said his comments came from a place of concern over "unintended consequences" following the teacher protests.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said via Twitter, "Actual translation: Meant what I said".

The protests in Kentucky follow teachers' demonstrations across several states, demanding higher pay and more funding for education. West Virginia teachers walked out for nine days, forcing a 5 percent pay increase in March. Arizona's Gov. Doug Ducey recently promised a net 20 percent raise by 2020 after weeks of teacher protests and walkout threats. He noted the pension changes they passed do not affect current or retired teachers, and once people realize that "I think a lot of this will go by the wayside".

"I don't want to be out of my classroom. You are quite right - we all need each other". The tax bill includes a 50-cent increase in the cigarette tax, and a 6 percent sales tax on some services such as home and auto fix. "We have to have this revenue to fund our schools".

You can stand here all day and act like you are all for (education) until it comes time to pay for it.

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