Sunday, November 27, 2016

THESE DEMOCRATS “APPLAUD” TRUMP’S BILLIONAIRE EDUCATION SECRETARY |

THESE DEMOCRATS “APPLAUD” TRUMP’S BILLIONAIRE EDUCATION SECRETARY |:

THESE DEMOCRATS “APPLAUD” TRUMP’S BILLIONAIRE EDUCATION SECRETARY


The people who run Democrats for Education Reform (DFER), a national, pro-school-privatization  organization with roots in Newark, can’t quite figure out what to do about an incoming national administration that promises to give the group just what it wants–billions for privatized public schools. Of course, the Trump administration also brings racism and white supremacy to the highest levels of government–a fact that can hardly escape the notice of DFER’s, president, an African-American law professor from Newark.
So DFER’s Shavar Jeffries, president of an organization that blames teacher unions for failure in urban schools, put out a statement that congratulates–yes, congratulates–the billionaire heiress Besty DeVos for her appointment as Donald Trump’s education secretary and, worse, Jeffries “applauds” her commitment to charter schools.
Then the statement goes on to hint, but only hint, what should be obvious–that the Trump administration  will literally be about as friendly to people of color, the poor, and non-billionaire urban residents as the KKK is.
Muhammad Akil
Muhammad Akil
And Jeffries is not the only Newark personality that doesn’t have a problem with privatization. There’s Muhammad Akil, executive director of the pro-privatization Parent Coalition for Excellence in Education (PC2E), a New Jersey-based group–and even Newark Mayor Ras Baraka who came to office opposed to expanding charters and has flipped his position.
But, you know, when your making money on pushing snake oil, you got to make THESE DEMOCRATS “APPLAUD” TRUMP’S BILLIONAIRE EDUCATION SECRETARY |:


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