What was supposed to be a simple press event about “Out Educate” school initiative and education results in Massachusetts while governor turned into toe-to-toe argument about immigration policy and the cost of educating refugees and immigrants in New Hampshire’s cities.
Before the bus even pulled up to the , Charles Pewitt, an independent activist who supported Republican presidential candidate in the New Hampshire First-in-the-Nation primary, crashed the event, asking those teachers why they were supporting a president who was allowing third-world immigrants to “flood America” harming the education of native born children by diluting available funds.
At first, most of the attendees ignored the questions from Pewitt But a few minutes in, a number of teachers said they supported open immigration policies because it made New Hampshire’s schools “more diverse.”
“You’re just interested in more union power and products,” Pewitt shouted.
Other teachers scoffed at Pewitt but didn’t engage. Other officials began to try to discuss the issue calmly but were unable to get any words in. Eventually, Pewitt walked away.