Well, apparently intelligence is no longer one of the criteria used by Harvard for admissions.
Protestors stood up at a speech by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at the university, suggesting her support for charter schools makes her a racist because the effort to provide more educational opportunities for children harms public schools.
Actually, charter schools provide a precious chance for both minority and white kids to get an education they can never, and will never, receive at the nation’s public schools, which have successfully resisted decades of efforts by “experts” – and endless bundles of taxpayer cash – designed to make them work properly. To suggest support for charter schools is racist is part of the Left’s ongoing effort to drum up class warfare and cast whatever they happen to disagree with as racist, sexist, etc.
At least these students let her speak. That’s a step forward for college protest, I guess.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos today was booed and some students turned their backs as she attempted to give speak at the graduation ceremony at Bethune-Cookman University, an historically black college in Daytona Beach.
“Let’s choose to hear each other out,” DeVos said as she strained to be heard, according to Politico. “We can choose to listen, be respectful and continue to learn from each other’s experience.”
Neve mind that DeVos is a leading backer of charter schools, the purpose of which is to save minority and low income students from teachers’ unions and provide the children with a good education.
University President Edison O. Jackson sought to stop the protest.
“If this behavior continues, your degrees will be mailed to you,” Edison O. Jackson, president of Bethune-Cookman University, said to the graduates. “Choose which way you want to go.”
This is cute. Watch as President Trump and Vice President Pence suddenly materialize behind Education Secretary Betsy DeVos during an event on school choice.
Trump seems to be serious about expanding children’s access to better schools. And in Betsy DeVos, he has a fighter who is not afraid to take the arrows that slung at her by the moribund education establishment that wants to preserve the failing system. Nothing could be more important than giving kids, particularly the poorest among us, the chance to realize their God-given talents by getting a strong start with a solid education.
From Trump’s remarks:
So yesterday I said that our spending bill was a win for the American people, which is exactly what it was — an amazing day. And this is what winning for young children and kids from all over the country looks like. The opportunity scholarship program that we’re funding allows families in the inner city of our nation’s capital to leave failing public schools and attend a private school, making an extraordinary difference in these incredible young lives.