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(Washington, DC) – On Friday, August 12, 2016, Making Change at Walmart, along with Washington Teachers’ Union joined together to call attention to the Walton family’s funding of charter schools at the expense of public schools and teachers in Washington, DC which are in desperate need of aid.
“Walmart has tried to position itself as a friend and supporter of public schools and teachers when in reality the opposite is true,” Washington Teachers’ Union President Elizabeth Davis says. “Walmart and the Walton Family have consistently sought to privatize our schools and destroy public education.”
Davis continued: “Every year, school budgets continue to be cut and teachers are forced to spend hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars of their own money on supplies for their classrooms and their students. We’re asking our members not to spend their hard-earned money at Walmart. It's important that public school teachers know that the dollars they spend at Walmart are being used to harm the very schools they work in.”