Friday, February 10, 2017

Dyslexia, The DeVos Vote, and a Senator’s Lost Credibility

Dyslexia, The DeVos Vote, and a Senator’s Lost Credibility:

Dyslexia, The DeVos Vote, and a Senator’s Lost Credibility


There were several senators who I expected would change their vote on Betsy DeVos. In the end none of them did, and I think they need to called-out. Their votes for DeVos were especially unethical due to their past positions, or where they are from.
I will write today about one, William Cassidy, M.D., who is the Republican senator from Louisiana.
Cassidy is a doctor and has been outspoken on the issue of dyslexia.
In his opening statement to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee meeting, in 2016, titled “Understanding Dyslexia: The Intersection of Scientific Research & Education,” he stated, The goal of the hearing is to gain a better understanding of what Americans need to know about dyslexia and to raise awareness in Congress about the parents and children affected by this disorder.
Does Sen. Cassidy think Betsy DeVos will raise awareness about dyslexia when she doesn’t understand the federal law surrounding special education?
Most children with dyslexia attend public schools. Because of underfunding and a lack Dyslexia, The DeVos Vote, and a Senator’s Lost Credibility:

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