New York City teachers are angered by Kenneth Cole’s billboard critical of teachers unions, reports Gotham Schools. The clothing company asks: ”Shouldn’t Everyone Be Well Red?” In smaller lettering, the billboard says, “Teachers’ Rights Vs. Students’ Rights.”
The company’s web site asks: “Should underperforming teachers be protected?”
Last year the same Manhattan billboard featured a pro-same-sex marriage message, coinciding with its legalization in New York State.
Kenneth Cole’s three daughters attended private schools; his youngest is currently a senior at a Westchester County private school. The designer is married to Maria Cuomo, whose brother is Gov. Cuomo.