(Courtesy United Educators of San Francisco via Twitter)

SF teachers union rallies to support public education ahead of Trump’s inauguration

The teachers union in San Francisco held a series of rallies Thursday morning to support students a day ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The United Educators of San Francisco gathered at schools around The City including Galileo High School near Ghirardelli Square and Glen Park Elementary School.

At Glen Park, participants held signs in support of public education and the sanctuary status of the San Francisco Unified School District.

Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric has caused concern for undocumented students and residents in San Francisco. Furthering worries for many educators here, the president-elect’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, is a proponent of a school choice program that would take money from public schools to fund private schools.

On its website, UESF said it rallied to “take a stand for safe and welcoming schools for all our students and to show the incoming Trump administration that we will protect our students, our schools and our community.”

The rallies were part of a national day of action held by the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.

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