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Trying to Deliver "Failing" Grade to Betsy Devos, Teachers Locked Out of Education Dept

Trying to Deliver "Failing" Grade to Betsy Devos, Teachers Locked Out of Education Dept

Julia Conley, staff writer

Teachers' groups, parents, and students were barred from entering the Department of Education on Thursday, the anniversary of Betsy DeVos's confirmation as Education Secretary, to present her with a "Failing" report card alongside tens of thousands of comments from teachers who disapprove of her performance leading the nation's public education system.

"This is a remarkable moment...this is the first time that I have ever been to this building where we were not let in."—Randi Weingarten, AFT President

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I’m with you Holy man.

The time is getting nigh.

Buttsy DeVios and her “christian” funny-dementalist cohorts don’t want an educated populace who can think for themselves, they want a brainwashed populace that will blindly support – or at least tolerate – the fascist theo­cracy that they want to impose on us in place of what little of “our” democracy still exists.  Total destruction of our public schools is their primary goal; if they can make a few bucks skimming off the top of their rotten vou­cher schemes, that’s just frosting on the cake to these neo-Nazis.


can’t wait to see what the comedians do with this

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It is very important that the attack on public education (continuation of what was occurring in the Obama Administration) be put in context of more tax cuts for large corporations and wealthy individuals.

This tax cut racket has been going on for decades now, and it just blows my mind that so many people still don’t seem to understand what has been happening, and what is still happening.

In fact, we are seeing the beginning of the end game for the objectives first presented in the Powell Memo, and in the early utterances of the right wing super prick Grover Norquist. That being cut taxes, cut taxes, cut taxes, cut taxes…darn, no money to spend for local, state, federal government…large corporations move in to “rescue” publicly held utilities by privatization…boosts in MIC, Security Industrial Complex run amok…calls to “rescue” Social Security and Medicare for future generations by defunding them “to bring deficits under control”…rinse, repeat, recycle.

And the MSM drones on with every “conventional” rationale keeping this fucking scam in place.

This protest, good for them. But constantly not calling out this ongoing scam in the context of every battle, every assault on what is still publicly held, will ensure the propagandists win, every single time.


Lock Betsy Devos in the bathroom until she resigns.

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Class - in every sense - dismissed

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unbelievable but we have to believe it.

The Christian fascists can go to he–!

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And don’t forget her bahble!

And the dems are complicit as they barely uttered a word about the tax scam. As far as the rethugs go- if they do not want government then do not work for it and get the he-- out of dodge!


Ah yes- the fascist theocracy. You’d think that people would catch on by now- if someone wants to control someone else that badly- it usually does not bode well at all.

Great idea- except this spreads far beyond DC. They are beholden to the Kochs and others like them. This web spreads around the world and casts its nets.

No profiles in courage for this woman. I would comment about what a snake in the grass she is, but I’ve met snakes with more decency than she has.


That’s quite great thinking. A teeny bit revolutionary perhaps, but quite great nevertheless.

As someone who has experienced incredible miracles thanks to a real faith in God, I’d like to warn Christian Fundamentalists that they will not be welcomed into the Kingdom promised by Jesus if they, privileged in this world as they were, totally neglect the lesser children of God. All are of equal value in His eyes. Matthew 7:23: "And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Kind regards. ~g

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How appropriate. The Department of Education has nothing to do with teaching anymore.


Good idea…but choose some place farther away than Guantanamo—the Cubans want their land back. Try shooting for Mars…too bad if the rocket falls short…

Holy…sounds like you’re drafting a plan for our own Bastille Day!! Great idea! You’ll get a lot of help here!

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Psych…that’s just one prong of their attack. Another is controlling curriculum and censoring textbooks. We’ve been fighting that for over 40 decades. And the standardized testing…what a scam and deliberate screwing of public education. And AFP handpicking school board candidates in so many states and pouring $$$millions into the education races.

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A vote for either major party will not help public education and teachers. Both parties have bought into privatization of the Dept. of education. The performance results of private schools does not matter to our political representatives. We have to save public education ourselves and support candidates who are not beholden to their corporate controlled party establishments. Everything public in this country is an opportunity for private businesses to profit from. That is the fascist government we now live in. Don’t accept it.