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  • Jefferson23 (1470 posts)
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    Trumps Taps Billionaire School Privatizer for Education Secretary

    Barack Obama and corporate Democrats opened the door to the serious threats to public education represented by Betsy Devos, says Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report 

    JAISAL NOOR: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jaisal Noor in Baltimore. President-Elect Donald Trump has revealed his pick for Education Secretary – billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos. The right-wing charter school advocate was chosen after Jerry Falwell said he’d turn down the post. Also in the running was disgraced former head of DC schools Michelle Rhee. In September, Trump proposed the government spend $20 billion to expand school choice through vouchers and increase charter schools. Here’s that clip.

    http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=17804

    * Not to be forgotten, Arne Duncan’s legacy and where is he now, maybe he’ll stump for DeVos?

    Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 10:43 AM EDT
    Diane Ravitch’s devastating Arne Duncan critique: The education secretary earned his F
    It will take years to recover from the damage that Arne Duncan’s policies have inflicted on public education
    Diane Ravitch

    http://www.salon.com/2015/07/09/diane_ravitchs_devastating_arne_duncan_critique_the_education_secretary_earned_his_f/

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  • FanBoy (5702 posts)
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    1. of course he does; filling the basket of corruptibles

    we had 40 years of new deal; in 2020 it will have been about 40 years of neo-lib.  is a change ever going to come, or do I have to die in this shithole world?

    btw, why do rich people dress so shitty?  a red t shirt with a grey suit with yellow(?) detailing. blech.

    and can the Donald not afford a decent hairpiece, or what?

    • Jefferson23 (1470 posts)
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      2. I try to be measured when it comes to my worry factor, I really do. But its

      bad when its your own side you’re still fighting against…never mind the con man, Trump. Policies must lead the Democratic Party out of the shit hole..no more neo liberal lies.

       

      The Donald, for all his money, looks fake…too much money can do that to a person, I guess. lol

       

      "  I am who I am, and what I believe in and what my spirituality is about is that we're all in this together." Bernie Sanders