Monday, January 23, 2017

President Trump, Betsy DeVos, and the Elitist Drive to End Public Schooling

President Trump, Betsy DeVos, and the Elitist Drive to End Public Schooling:

President Trump, Betsy DeVos, and the Elitist Drive to End Public Schooling

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Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of social machinery.
—Horace Mann
President Trump, a billionaire, has demonstrated elitist hatred for our most public democratic institution and its teachers. It is the institution, despite its problems, that has the greatest chance of taking a poor person and lifting them to a better place in society.
President Trump, if allowed, will put a lock on public schooling for good.
President Trump and his choice for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, another billionaire, also displays a lack of connection with the middle class, those who struggle to make ends meet. They do not seem to understand the need for good public schools for all children.
And public school teachers who struggle against all odds to give our students hope and President Trump, Betsy DeVos, and the Elitist Drive to End Public Schooling:


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