MAKE NO MISTAKE. The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary of Education on Tuesday is a direct attack on America’s children of color.
President Trump can’t build a wall to keep those students out. But with the confirmation of a patently unqualified Secretary of Education, he can do something infinitely worse. He can ruin those children’s chances of competing with their white counterparts.
If that is Trump’s intent, there is no better person for the job than Betsy DeVos.
Photo: Protest of Betsy DeVos, Upper Senate Park, January 29, 2017, Victoria Pickering/ Flickr Creative Commons
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