Monday, February 13, 2017

The man who said no to DeVos. | Fred Klonsky

The man who said no to DeVos. | Fred Klonsky:

The man who said no to DeVos.




On Friday newly appointed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos attempted to enter a Washington D.C. public neighborhood elementary school. Protesters turned her away.
Some, like American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, accused protesters of using violence.
But that wasn’t so. It was a peaceful protest.
Weingarten went to Twitter.
Just heard a protester blocked & almost knocked Secy @BetsyDeVos down at Jefferson.We don't condone such acts.We want her to go to pub schls
News video of the protest doesn’t provide support for Weingarten’s claim about what she “heard.”
Weingarten posted on my Facebook feed:
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As a result of the accusation of violence, Bilal Ahmed Askaryar of Washington was arrested and faces charges of misdemeanor assault and failing to obey an officer.
 Askaryar came to the United States as a 5-year-old refugee from Afghanistan.
Who is Bilal Ahmed Askaryar?

NPR broadcast a story by Askaryar following Trump’s EO banning Muslims The man who said no to DeVos. | Fred Klonsky:


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