Kentucky Democratic Party’s Statement on Trump Jr.’s Insult to Public School Teachers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 20, 2016) – The Kentucky Democratic Party released the following statement in response to Donald Trump Jr.’s comments at the Republican National Convention, where he compared our public schools to “Soviet department stores” and said they are run for the teachers and not the students:

“Kentucky’s public school teachers and educators deserve our full appreciation and support,” said Rep. Sannie Overly, chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party. “Their service to our communities in educating Kentucky’s children is critical, not only for the success of their students, but for the long-term economic development of our Commonwealth.

“It is unacceptable for anyone, certainly during a national political convention, to denigrate our teachers. I am so thankful for the wonderful teachers I had during my school years. To all the people who work in the public school system, I say thank you for all you do for our students and for Kentucky’s future!”


The Kentucky Democratic Party is comprised of more than 1.68 million registered Democrats who support issues that enhance the fair treatment of all Kentuckians. Visit for more information.


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