A delegation from the Chicago Teachers Union recently returned from Venezuela with some high praise for the socialist government:
A recent trip to Venezuela by a group calling itself a Chicago Teachers Union delegation has upset some union members and expats who question the point of the tour and take issue with the group’s praise of the country’s president. https://t.co/cahmUV0960
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) August 19, 2019
An unofficial Chicago Teachers Union delegation returned from Venezuela, reported that they "didn’t see a single homeless person," and favorably compared economic conditions there to those in the U.S. https://t.co/Hxeqdbxtif
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) August 20, 2019
More from the Chicago Tribune:
The four travelers, who crowdfunded the July trip under the banner of the CTU, met with Venezuelan government officials and educators, visited a commune and were featured in local media.
They wrote online about wanting to connect with Venezuelan teachers, students and unionists, criticized U.S. economic sanctions against the South American nation and wrote admiringly of its socialism, its communes and high literacy rates.
John Stossel had heard enough:
“we didn’t see a single homeless person”.
The ignorance in teachers’ unions is astounding.
In America, they destroy kids lives. https://t.co/11jNfWsoRA
— John Stossel (@JohnStossel) August 20, 2019
These are the same type of people who derisively claim Trump is a dictator and in the next breath praise actual dictators like Maduro.
— Man-Bear-Pig (@Man_Bear_Pig3) August 20, 2019
Wow! Just nuts. https://t.co/jjFNECXoFZ
— Richard (Rick) Neill (@rantg1) August 20, 2019
LOL. There are no words for this this! No words! https://t.co/f7HnzxOEBm
— Paul Vernon (@paulbvernon) August 20, 2019
Spreading ignorance either intentionally or unintentionally. Either way, we'll pay for it later. https://t.co/IvTB89a4r1
— Paul Jones (@PaulJon94911994) August 20, 2019
I notice that they didn't stay. https://t.co/kIUMvj3xVk
— ApoliticalNaples (@ApoliticalN) August 20, 2019
The Chicago Teachers Union distanced themselves from the group, but they did retweet some of their comments about Venezuela, the Tribune reported.