On Wednesday, a woman by the name of Mandy Manning – an English and maths teacher from Washington – was awarded America’s 2018 National Teacher of the Year.
Manning teaches at Joel E. Ferris High School’s Newcomer Center in Spokane, Washington, which has a large focus on teaching immigrants and refugees and it’s right about now I feel you can see where this is going.
We need to talk about the fact the President phoned in live to a television show and rambled for 31 minutes. Post continues after audio.
So, she popped on a dress and littered the top section with badges supporting her favourite causes. She wore pins representing the Women’s March, the Peace Corps, gay pride, the National Endowment for the Arts and Trans Equality Now, giving a blistering lesson in how to protest politics without saying anything at all.
Manning also brought along a stack of letters from her students to the ceremony, passing them onto Trump in a private moment and asking him to read them if he could.