Today in School, Betsy DeVos and Her Antagonists Learned About Metaphors


Today in School, Betsy DeVos and Her Antagonists Learned About Metaphors

The protestors blocked her from walking up stairs to enter the school and then followed her to her vehicle, yelling at her while she tried to leave.

Demonstrators holding signs greeted DeVos when she arrived at Jefferson Middle School Academy in southwest Washington, not far from the Department of Education building. One DC teacher at the protest told the Washington Post, "Betsy DeVos does not represent our students or our families here in DC".

The Washington Teachers Union, while not taking part in blocking DeVos' visit, did show their opposition to her agenda.

The Senate confirmed DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the deciding vote.

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The highly publicized protest triggered responses from other political figures including Kellyanne Conway, former Education Secretary Arne Duncan, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten, D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser, who all mostly echoed each other's sentiments. She had in the past called them a "dead end" and has spent years promoting school vouchers and charter schools. If you have an affluent school district that's majority white, and you have students coming in from poor school districts that are minority students. She has visited charter schools in both New Orleans and Detroit, and saw that there were very few improvement efforts put into the schools or accountability from state officials.

Even if you don't know much about DeVos, you've probably heard about how she couldn't answer a basic question about proficiency versus growth in student testing, a common debate in the realm of eduction, during her confirmation hearing last month. She eventually managed to enter Jefferson Academy in SW, D.C. Yeah, that's the way to improve public education in this country. Fifty senators voted for her, and fifty voted against her, including WV Senator Manchin who said that DeVos did not have the experience to understand important issues in rural education.

Yesterday, left-wing activists blocked Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from using an entrance into a public school and screamed at her as she and her staff retreated to her van. "Please let her in".

"Public school is a completely different world", he said.



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