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MandJZ
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The nominee for secretary of education...

There were so many problematic things that came from her hearing today, I don't even know where to start.

For example: guns belong in some schools because of grizzly bears. I AM NOT JOKING SHE SAID THIS. TO A SENATOR FROM CONNECTICUT.

How about that she doesn't know what IDEA is? Or won't commit to upholding school safety laws that protect students from sexual assault?

What the fluck is happening. This is not normal.

Posted 1/17/17 9:38 PM
 
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MrsProfessor
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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

Of all his cabinet picks, this might be among the worst with regard to qualifications. She has no experience with public ed, even as a student (not that this would qualify her). Her background is in dismantling public schools. I think there is lots of potential for disaster here. Al Franken nailed her on her lack of basic knowledge; I hope there is more to come along those lines.

Posted 1/17/17 9:44 PM
 

MC09
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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

Don't you just hate when grizzly bears find their way into elementary schools and maul 20 kids and their teachers?

Posted 1/17/17 9:49 PM
 

MrsT809
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The nominee for secretary of education...

The IDEA comments have my blood boiling. I was screaming at the tv.

Also a clerical error listed her as VP of her mom's organization for years? Total BS! So if she ever actually turns in her paperwork or tax returns anything can be waved away as a clerical error?

Between her and the jerk chairing the hearing I was losing it. I can't believe he spent what felt like forever describing over and over that he wasn't going to let them ask more questions. I'm sure it would have actually made the hearing shorter rather than debating the request over and over.

Message edited 1/17/2017 9:53:38 PM.

Posted 1/17/17 9:52 PM
 

MrsProfessor
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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

Posted by MC09

Don't you just hate when grizzly bears find their way into elementary schools and maul 20 kids and their teachers?



Totally. Chat Icon Chat Icon Ironically we do have bears in my town, though they have never made their way into any of the schools.

Posted 1/17/17 9:52 PM
 

MandJZ
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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

Posted by MC09

Don't you just hate when grizzly bears find their way into elementary schools and maul 20 kids and their teachers?



This is clearly an epidemic in this country. Grizzly-on-schools violence is growing.

Posted 1/17/17 9:53 PM
 

MC09
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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

Posted by MandJZ

Posted by MC09

Don't you just hate when grizzly bears find their way into elementary schools and maul 20 kids and their teachers?



This is clearly an epidemic in this country. Grizzly-on-schools violence is growing.



I, for one, just can't stand it anymore! Every time I turn on the TV I hear about another grizzly bear attack in a school. When is something finally going to be done about these damn bears??

Posted 1/17/17 9:55 PM
 

MandJZ
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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

Posted by MC09

Posted by MandJZ

Posted by MC09

Don't you just hate when grizzly bears find their way into elementary schools and maul 20 kids and their teachers?



This is clearly an epidemic in this country. Grizzly-on-schools violence is growing.



I, for one, just can't stand it anymore! Every time I turn on the TV I hear about another grizzly bear attack in a school. When is something finally going to be done about these damn bears??



I heard that they're considering banning grizzlies from planes. That's something.

Posted 1/17/17 9:56 PM
 

MC09
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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

Posted by MandJZ

Posted by MC09

Posted by MandJZ

Posted by MC09

Don't you just hate when grizzly bears find their way into elementary schools and maul 20 kids and their teachers?



This is clearly an epidemic in this country. Grizzly-on-schools violence is growing.



I, for one, just can't stand it anymore! Every time I turn on the TV I hear about another grizzly bear attack in a school. When is something finally going to be done about these damn bears??



I heard that they're considering banning grizzlies from planes. That's something.



Well that's a relief! But have they taken into consideration that grizzlies can still find their way into airports?

Posted 1/17/17 10:13 PM
 

mnmsoinlove
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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

I'm losing my mind tonight! She doesn't know but her family may have donated 200 million dollars to the Republican party. How do you not know? Leave IDEA up to the states are you kidding me?

Posted 1/17/17 10:17 PM
 

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The nominee for secretary of education...

Ugh.
From nytimes.com

Ms. DeVos, a billionaire with a complex web of investments, including in companies that stand to win or lose from federal education policy, was the first nominee of President-elect Donald J. Trump to have a Senate hearing without completing an ethics review on how she planned to avoid conflicts of interest. Democrats pointed out that in the past, Republicans had insisted that no hearings be conducted before those reviews were complete.

Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee and chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, limited the questioning to one round of five minutes for each senator, prompting howls from Democrats, who noted that previous hearings had included two rounds of questions.

Posted 1/18/17 3:53 AM
 

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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

Of all of the things that are scary about having Trump as president, is the people he is trying to surround himself with. He kept promising to hire the "best people", but it really looks like he just had someone go through the $$$ donor list and possibly just any name he happened to remember (Carson and Perry for instance), and pick random people from the lists.

Even if he somehow leaves office (and even if he doesn't), the people he puts in place will be around for the next 4 years, and they probably have more influence on things that happen than the President has.... Chat Icon

Posted 1/18/17 8:17 AM
 

TheDivineMrsM
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The nominee for secretary of education...

I couldn't watch.

I'm a guidance counselor in the DOE, married to a public school teacher, and will have two children in public schools in September.

Posted 1/18/17 8:30 AM
 

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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

Posted by GoldenRod

Of all of the things that are scary about having Trump as president, is the people he is trying to surround himself with. He kept promising to hire the "best people", but it really looks like he just had someone go through the $$$ donor list and possibly just any name he happened to remember (Carson and Perry for instance), and pick random people from the lists.

Even if he somehow leaves office (and even if he doesn't), the people he puts in place will be around for the next 4 years, and they probably have more influence on things that happen than the President has.... Chat Icon



Exactly this! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

For someone who wanted to "drain the swamp" he's doing an EXCELLENT job of filling up that swamp with all of his billionaire, unqualified friends. We're so fcuked! SMH.Chat Icon

Posted 1/18/17 8:35 AM
 

MrsProfessor
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The nominee for secretary of education...

It's really bugging me that the media is focusing on the comment about grizzlies- the real concerns are her views on IDEA, federal funding, and her lack of knowledge about basic ed terms.

Posted 1/18/17 8:43 AM
 

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The nominee for secretary of education...

The whole hearing was appalling.

Chris Murphy looked like he was going to vomit after questioning her on guns in schools. The grizzly comment was dumb, but for her to tell the senator that was there when Sandy Hook happened that schools should have guns just showed her cluelessness.

Posted 1/18/17 9:34 AM
 

StaceyWill
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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

This is terrifying.

Posted 1/18/17 9:38 AM
 

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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

Posted by MrsProfessor

It's really bugging me that the media is focusing on the comment about grizzlies- the real concerns are her views on IDEA, federal funding, and her lack of knowledge about basic ed terms.



Yes! It was like a move from trump where he says something so outlandish and it detracts from other very serious issues.

Posted 1/18/17 9:45 AM
 

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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

I have a child with special needs. There has been a lot of chatter on some special needs parent facebook groups I'm in about how horrible this cabinet pick is for special education... I have to admit, it is making me worried.

Posted 1/18/17 9:48 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

So they have this hearing.
She fails miserably in it, apparently.

So now what?
Can they block her? Will they?

Message edited 1/18/2017 9:55:07 AM.

Posted 1/18/17 9:50 AM
 

EatingMyVeggies

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The nominee for secretary of education...

she has no professional experience in public schools, never attended public schools nor sent her own children to public schools. She also has not held public office.

(From news article)


What a pick.

Message edited 1/18/2017 9:53:01 AM.

Posted 1/18/17 9:52 AM
 

MsSissy
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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

Posted by MandJZ

For example: guns belong in some schools because of grizzly bears. I AM NOT JOKING SHE SAID THIS. TO A SENATOR FROM CONNECTICUT.




I have not followed this at all.
But WOWChat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/18/17 9:55 AM
 

MrsT809
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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

Posted by NervousNell

So they have this hearing.
She fails miserable in it, apparently.

So now what?
Can they block her? Will they?



Not sure when but the Senate will vote to confirm or not. They are still submitting written questions and waiting for her ethics paperwork.

You can call Schumer and Gillibrand to express your opinion.

Message edited 1/18/2017 9:57:30 AM.

Posted 1/18/17 9:56 AM
 

MrsA1012
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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

Posted by NervousNell

So they have this hearing.
She fails miserably in it, apparently.

So now what?
Can they block her? Will they?

. That's what I'm wondering.

Posted 1/18/17 9:56 AM
 

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Re: The nominee for secretary of education...

Posted by lightblue

I have a child with special needs. There has been a lot of chatter on some special needs parent facebook groups I'm in about how horrible this cabinet pick is for special education... I have to admit, it is making me worried.



Yup! Thank god my son graduates this year!

Posted 1/18/17 11:00 AM
 
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