American Federation of Teachers Partnership with Coca-Cola is Bad for Schools, Teachers and Children

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
For More Information Contact: Gary Ruskin (415) 944-7350

American Federation of Teachers Partnership with Coca-Cola is Bad for Schools, Teachers and Children

On March 23rd, the American Federation of Teachers signed a partnership agreement with the Coca-Cola Company that will undermine the authority of teachers nationwide, said U.S. Right to Know, a consumer group.

Following is the statement of Gary Ruskin, executive director of U.S. Right to Know, in response to the AFT-Coca-Cola Co. partnership agreement.

“The Coca-Cola Company preys on American children.  It is responsible in part for the epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes that afflicts our nation’s children.”

“It is not the proper role of the American Federation of Teachers to partner with child predators, such as Coca-Cola.”

“By partnering with a child predator, the AFT’s agreement will undermine the moral authority of teachers nationwide.”

“That is a regrettable outcome for teachers, schools, and especially our children, who deserve so much better from their teachers.”

U.S. Right to Know is a new nonprofit food organization that investigates and reports on what food companies don’t want us to know about our food. For more information, please see our website at usrtk.org.

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