Wednesday, July 5, 2017

CURMUDGUCATION: Dear Lily. Re: Betsy DeVos & The NEA RA

CURMUDGUCATION: Dear Lily. Re: Betsy DeVos & The NEA RA:

Dear Lily. Re: Betsy DeVos & The NEA RA

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Dear Lily:

Many news items came out of the NEA RA this year-- some pretty interesting, and some pretty routine, but I have one to cheer and one to complain about.












Cheer

There will be no photo op.

After years and years of making compromises in order to keep an imaginary seat at a mythical table, this statement from you is a breath of fresh air

I understand the motivations behind Randi Weingarten's attempt to play kind-of-nice with Betsy DeVos, but I think it was a doomed and fruitless effort. DeVos has told us all along who she is and what she wants, and if I'm not going to give her credit for anything else, I will credit this-- she has not wavered significantly from those goals. She is anti-union. And she is anti-public education. After decades of working toward those goals, she is not suddenly going to have an epiphany because someone got her to set foot in a public school.

NEA can call for her removal, as they sort-of called for the removal of Arne Duncan. It's not going to 
CURMUDGUCATION: Dear Lily. Re: Betsy DeVos & The NEA RA:

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