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US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Blocked by Protesters From Entering a DC Public School

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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 12:29 PM
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US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Blocked by Protesters From Entering a DC Public School


The country's new education secretary has already hit a roadblock in her job.

Betsy DeVos, in her first visit to a public school as head of the U.S. Department of Education, tried to enter a Washington, D.C., middle school this morning but was met with a small group of protesters.

They created a barrier to the entrance of Jefferson Middle School, forcing DeVos to turn around and return to her vehicle.

"She doesn't represent anything that they stand for," one protester said.

"Shame. Shame. Shame," chanted another protester, who followed DeVos to her car.



Looks like some people who normally advocate Federal policies for public schools don't want the Federal authority coming in a school to have a "look-see".

Ironic.

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was stopped from going inside a Public school.

Maybe people against her are not focusing on the real issues.

Issues like laws and regulations on the books that might help the big city public school systems that are failing.

They should emphasize those and not fixate on one person.




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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

So they rip on her for not ever stepping foot in a public school, and then they further prevent her from being bale to do just this..

Honestly, I understand why people are upset. But I did want to point out that perhaps by doing this they are further impeding Besty DeVos' potential to learn something and be more effective in her role as Sec. of Ed.

But what do I know


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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Don't expect any logical thinking by these protesters as they are a victim of the same system they look to protect .


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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: xuenchen

So they rip on her for not ever stepping foot in a public school, and then they further prevent her from being bale to do just this..

Honestly, I understand why people are upset. But I did want to point out that perhaps by doing this they are further impeding Besty DeVos' potential to learn something and be more effective in her role as Sec. of Ed.

But what do I know


You'd think they'd be happy to show her how well public schools are doing but instead they look like they have something to hide now.


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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

The protestors are just showing her low little education they actually have.



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 12:48 PM
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A perfect example for DeVos about what needs to be fixed in the education system!



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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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I really liked the white guy holding the BLM poster shouting 'shame,shame,shame'..

He sure isn't a reader of MLK.



I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 12:57 PM
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Pathetic. I am past saying it is because they lost. I am past saying it is Donald Trump. This is the America who would have been in charge if Hillary was elected. That truly is the scariest part of all. These protests were going on BEFORE Trump was in office.

What I do like to see is the police seem to NGAF anymore in non-liberal areas. They have been scared for 8 years to do anything.

I think they all need to get laid...



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Soros is certainly putting a small dent in the unemployment numbers with all these paid protesters...if they pay taxes on this stuff...it should make Trumps unemployment numbers even better!



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 01:01 PM
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Yeah. Is there no limits to the obscenities in thinking of this lot?
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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

"They" always say its the People's Government.

Seems the People are making that clear.

Everyone knows she bought the job. What do you expect?

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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Liberals have owned the education system for 40 years they are afraid of losing their control. Unfortunately I think generation stupid is lost but the next generation might be salvageable if you go through elementary schools like a dose of salts and get rid of all the tree hugging sexual confusion cow farts are ruining the planet stuff and replace it with the basics and restore civics.I say this in full knowledge it will offend some here but I am sick of being politically correct.


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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
A perfect example for DeVos about what needs to be fixed in the education system!



What's that?? The idea that people have a voice and some control over who they want to represent them within government???

Because that is what this is. People wanting someone who THEY WANT TO REPRESENT THEM.

They don't think DeVos represents them so they're making their voice heard and are refusing to be ruled over by an unaccountable authority.



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 01:05 PM
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Presumably next time she will remember to take with her a couple of burly security guards, one on each side, to push a way through for her.

I don't know what the legal situation is, but in my mind "blocking the way" does not deserve to be classified as "non-violent" protest. At the very least, it involves the use of physical strength. It ought to be classified as "violent" and treated accordingly.



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: mOjOm

No, Goerge Soros is paying a bunch of people...lol



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 01:11 PM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

Wouldn't taking Burly Body Guards with her to push people around be "Violent" then too???

Funny you don't apply the same logic to both sides.



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 01:11 PM
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Well, to be fair, Democrats have a history of blocking school doors going back to Bull Connor.



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 01:11 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
a reply to: xuenchen

"They" always say its the People's Government.

Seems the People are making that clear.

Everyone knows she bought the job. What do you expect?


Like I said in the OP, why don't people focus on the existing possibilities instead of compulsive fixations on one person ?




posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 01:13 PM
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a reply to: BlueJacket

Really??

Then where is my check???

Soros didn't tell me how to think about this and yet I see why these people are doing what they're doing.

They don't like DeVos. They have valid reasons to doubt her in that position. You don't need to be paid to see that.



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 01:13 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: Annee
a reply to: xuenchen

"They" always say its the People's Government.

Seems the People are making that clear.

Everyone knows she bought the job. What do you expect?


Like I said in the OP, why don't people focus on the existing possibilities instead of compulsive fixations on one person ?





Because that would make too much sense.

Instead Devos critics and their nazi tactics get excused.



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