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OMG....I'm listening to Betsy Devos on
Old 07-12-2020, 06:27 PM
 
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State of the Union now. She is a true piece work. She isn't answering any questions, she is relying on the "schools need to open" talk. She also is talking about flare-ups and parents need to go back to work. She can't tell how to do what she is saying, she just says kids need to go back to school. She couldn't even answer a simple yes/no answer.

I am glad I am retired, because I know that many of us will be thrown into the lions den with little thought to adults. Bottom line is parents need to work and children need babysitting.


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The president of the American Federation of Teachers stated in an article that there simply will not be enough funding for schools to re open with all of the safety measures that will need to be taken and knows we certainly won’t get any money from the federal government so maybe there is hope.

I am not sure this link will work, but here it is.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...me/ar-BB16DD8l

ETA: It worked.
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Old 07-12-2020, 06:47 PM
 
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I just saw an interview with her on CNN about reopening and she got fried.

She couldn’t answer questions about following CDC guidelines, she wouldn’t commit to answering about defunding schools that didn’t answer and she then she said all schools needed to do what was best for them (but needed to all open the same way).

It was a train wreck. My blood pressure always goes up when I listen to her talk.
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Old 07-12-2020, 06:47 PM
 
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So who will babysit when all the teachers are sick?
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Old 07-12-2020, 06:51 PM
 
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That is an interesting article. Devos never talked about the money needed even though she was asked the question. I don't see my former district having an extra $1.8 mil. to update the school. I know in the last school I worked at it was any old building [1916] and did need an electrical update. I had 2 outlets in the back of the room to use. So, I'm sure it will be more $$ then said.


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Old 07-12-2020, 06:58 PM
 
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Don't worry guys, Gerry Brooks is on it! Did you see his latest video of his "call" to Betsy?

I'll try to link it here:

https://www.facebook.com/gerrybrooks...4595675998721/
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Old 07-12-2020, 07:23 PM
 
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Izzy23, I saw that video earlier today. My SO and I laughed and laughed. It's so sad that someone who is so clueless about public education is in charge.

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Old 07-12-2020, 09:02 PM
 
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I really think she's the worst of them; there's something so evil about her that she's managed to survive almost the entirety of Twitidiot's term - who else besides his spawn has managed to do that? She probably drinks the blood of unicorns or something.
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Is completely incompetent! It's incredibly sad and disgusting that a fool with an anti public education agenda is actually in charge of American public schools. She has NO relevant credentials or experience at ALL. Teachers will die because of her and her leader who disregard medical guidelines and science.
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Everything for DeVos comes back to school choice. She finished an interview this morning by saying that if parents are unhappy they should be able to change to another school.


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Old 07-12-2020, 10:52 PM
 
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Gerry Brook's video was so on target!
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:54 PM
 
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Read today that a superintendent of a wealthy school district in VA came right out and stated that no way are his schools opening normally this fall, that it simply isn't safe.
I was glad to see that. I hope others follow that lead.
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Old 07-13-2020, 02:34 AM
 
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Love the Gerry Brooks conversation with her-spot on!
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Me too!
Old 07-13-2020, 05:59 AM
 
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I feel like cleaning the toilet every time I hear her talk!
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Old 07-13-2020, 06:43 AM
 
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I had to double check at the end - at first glance, it looked like he raised a different finger!
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Thanks for sharing
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I love that video...Gerry is so spot on
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Old 07-14-2020, 07:32 AM
 
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I can't watch her any longer but when I saw her earlier discussing serious education issues she kept smiling and nodding as if they were discussing school plays and field trips all the while skirting the questions posed by the news interviewer.

Love Gerry! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-14-2020, 08:32 PM
 
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Grrr, so after she wouldn't answer the question about whether schools should follow the CDC's guidelines, now Trump is ordering the hospitals to bypass the CDC and send the Covid data to Washington DC instead of the CDC. Coincidence?
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