Saturday, February 11, 2017

DeVos Declares War on the Disabled

Betsy DeVos, Trump's newly appointed Secretary of Education, has decided that disabled students do not need education.

The Department of Education has taken down the website that formerly informed teachers, administrators, and the families of disabled students of their options and rights for accessing education under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).

Trump publicly displayed his hate for the disabled during the Presidential campaign, and is following through with a full-blown war on disabled Americans.

This move is consistent with administration policy that substitutes "alternative facts" (lies) of alt-right ignoramuses for the basic facts instilled by public education. DeVos is infamous for her dishonest campaign to destroy public education with so-called "charter schools".  America entered the modern age thanks to public education, and it will decline into third-world status through the ignorant hatred of right-wing hatemongers like DeVos.

By confirming DeVos's appointment, the Republican hatemongers of Congress have demonstrated their allegiance to hatemonger Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the fundamentalist hatemongers of the alt-right.