Day 6

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Betsy DeVos: Fails on Education

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This is the nominee to be our new Secretary of Education, don’t worry it gets worse. Her confirmation hearings started this past week and boy-oh-boy what a trip.

  • She suggested that schools should have guns in case of grizzlies
  • She was unfamiliar with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA], which requires free and appropriate education for students with disabilities [video]
  • She was clueless about the education policy debate about evaluating students on growth or proficiency
  • She refused to say she would hold private and charter school [who receive federal funding] ‘equally accountable’ [video]
  • She refused to say she would protect students from fraudulent for profit universities [like Trump University] by enforcing gainful employment regulations

[WaPo]

White House of Lies

A new president was inaugurated on Friday and on Saturday the new White House press secretary lied about the size of the crowd at the inauguration.

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Here are the photos showing the difference in crowd sizes for Obama’s inauguration [left] and the inauguration on Friday [right] [WaPo]

 

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