Mandy Manning, this year's National Teacher of the Year, read a speech on President Trump wouldn't let her give during her award ceremony at the White House.Saturday that she said
What was so wrong with her speech that she was not allowed to read it in front of everyone? Or maybe there wasn't enough time for her to read the entire thing?
Manning included in her speech a part referenced her immigrant, refugee, and LGBTQ+ students, showing her support for those and other marginalized students.
Even though the event to honor Manning and teachers of the year from all 50 states was not open to the press, it was reported that Trump did have some congratulatory words to say about Manning.
“Her incredible devotion has earned her the adoration — total adoration, actually — and respect of students and colleagues throughout her school district, community and the entire state,” Trump said.
Manning chose to make her own political statements with her wardrobe and not clapping when #45 arrived.
"I am here for refugee and immigrant students, students in the Gay-Straight Alliance."
Manning's students come from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and elsewhere, according to her award application.
Bravo Teacher of the Year!