Jessica Duenas who is Kentucky`s 2019 teacher of the year shunned a formal event which was happening at the white house on Monday.
Jessica said she did not attend the event because she was in protest of trumps administrations school policies choices. Duenas informed the curial journal that she thinks the trump administration was attacking public administration.
Duenas said that there was no point in her going to D.C, smiling, getting and receiving an award if she cannot stand up for her students.
Duenas joined with Kelly Holstine in not attending the ceremony which was held on Monday in Washington D.C. Duenas together with Holstine said that the boycott was about standing for the marginalized students along with students of color and LGBT students.
On Tuesday Holstine said that it does not help to tell kids that things will get better they need to make things better for them now. Duenas and Holstine were the only ones who did not attend the event.
Trump also did not participate in the event.
Duenas who is a native New Yorker said that she also did not feel comfortable being in the white house for personal reasons. Duenas said that her mother went to the united states from Costa Rica in the 1970s as an immigrant and that she is now a citizen in the US.
She could not attend the ceremony in good faith after trumps remarks and his administration’s role in separating families in the US and Mexico border.