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Children, Crying, and Doe: The Root @TheRoot IEROOT Following Betsy DeVos to Schools: Call ICE on Undocumented Children trib.al/pzH2ze6 5:40 PM - 24 May 2018 1,792 Retweets 1,558 Likes sheriff lonely heart @Flamin_Alpaca Follow This is actually illegal. She knows so little about public school that she doesn't realize undocumented children were afforded the right to a free public education (Plyler v. Doe, 1982). Future educators are taught this in our prep programs. Oh wait, Betsy was never a teacher. The Root@TheRoot Betsy DeVos to Schools: Call ICE on Undocumented Children trib.al /pzH2ze6 8:02 AM-26 May 2018 itsatru: welcometonegrotown: last year when i was teaching 11th grade one of my fav students came in crying so i put the class on a filler activity and we just talked. they were doing ICE raids in the city and she was worried her parents wouldnt be there when she got home. then she was worried that ICE may come to the school and take her. we looked the laws up together and printed it out so she could carry the papers with her.  it is illegal for ICE to raid a school and take children. ILLEGAL. i told my student (and eventually the class in like a blanket statement because i had quite a few undocumented students) that if anyone did come i would put my body between ICE and my students and really struggle. honestly my heart broke so much that day - take care of undocumented people in your life because they deserve so much better than this ffs. this woman is so very evil and has a black heart and i hope she rots in prison

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Children, Crying, and Doe: The Root @TheRoot EROOT Following Betsy DeVos to Schools: Call ICE on Undocumented Children trib.al/pzH2ze6 5:40 PM - 24 May 2018 1,792 Retweets 1,558 Likes sheriff lonely heart @Flamin_Alpaca Follow This is actually illegal. She knows so little about public school that she doesn't realize undocumented children were afforded the right to a free public education (Plyler v. Doe, 1982). Future educators are taught this in our prep programs. Oh wait, Betsy was never a teacher. The Root@TheRoot Betsy DeVos to Schools: Call ICE on Undocumented Children trib.al /pzH2ze6 8:02 AM-26 May 2018 itsatru: welcometonegrotown: last year when i was teaching 11th grade one of my fav students came in crying so i put the class on a filler activity and we just talked. they were doing ICE raids in the city and she was worried her parents wouldnt be there when she got home. then she was worried that ICE may come to the school and take her. we looked the laws up together and printed it out so she could carry the papers with her.  it is illegal for ICE to raid a school and take children. ILLEGAL. i told my student (and eventually the class in like a blanket statement because i had quite a few undocumented students) that if anyone did come i would put my body between ICE and my students and really struggle. honestly my heart broke so much that day - take care of undocumented people in your life because they deserve so much better than this ffs. this woman is so very evil and has a black heart and i hope she rots in prison

itsatru: welcometonegrotown: last year when i was teaching 11th grade one of my fav students came in crying so i put the class on a filler ...

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Children, Crying, and Doe: The Root @TheRoot IEROOT Following Betsy DeVos to Schools: Call ICE on Undocumented Children trib.al/pzH2ze6 5:40 PM - 24 May 2018 1,792 Retweets 1,558 Likes sheriff lonely heart @Flamin_Alpaca Follow This is actually illegal. She knows so little about public school that she doesn't realize undocumented children were afforded the right to a free public education (Plyler v. Doe, 1982). Future educators are taught this in our prep programs. Oh wait, Betsy was never a teacher. The Root@TheRoot Betsy DeVos to Schools: Call ICE on Undocumented Children trib.al /pzH2ze6 8:02 AM-26 May 2018 itsatru: welcometonegrotown: last year when i was teaching 11th grade one of my fav students came in crying so i put the class on a filler activity and we just talked. they were doing ICE raids in the city and she was worried her parents wouldnt be there when she got home. then she was worried that ICE may come to the school and take her. we looked the laws up together and printed it out so she could carry the papers with her.  it is illegal for ICE to raid a school and take children. ILLEGAL. i told my student (and eventually the class in like a blanket statement because i had quite a few undocumented students) that if anyone did come i would put my body between ICE and my students and really struggle. honestly my heart broke so much that day - take care of undocumented people in your life because they deserve so much better than this ffs. this woman is so very evil and has a black heart and i hope she rots in prison

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Children, Politics, and School: Higgins Libby 6 hrs Camarillo, California "On April 20, 2018, school children around the country in public and private schools will be signed out and walk out at 11:00 am Colorado time, and march to mayors' offices, governors' offices, the White House, local NRA offices, Mar-a-Lago, campaign offices, etc. Enough is enough. And saying "enough is enough" is getting old. Not one more student should die by gun violence." <p><a href="https://ardepy.tumblr.com/post/170968851912/keyhollow-raccoon-boy" class="tumblr_blog">ardepy</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://keyhollow.tumblr.com/post/170968359490/raccoon-boy-friendly-neighborhood-patriarch" class="tumblr_blog">keyhollow</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://raccoon-boy.tumblr.com/post/170966444975/friendly-neighborhood-patriarch-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">raccoon-boy</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://friendly-neighborhood-patriarch.tumblr.com/post/170962315972/libertarirynn-youre-going-to-match-down-to-the" class="tumblr_blog">friendly-neighborhood-patriarch</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/170962263069/youre-going-to-match-down-to-the-offices-and" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote><p>You’re going to match down to the offices and… then what? What’s the game plan?</p></blockquote> <p style="">“because punishing the innocent will really show those criminals”<br/></p></blockquote> <p>Ah yes, speak your politics through your children. Great.</p></blockquote> <p>Because your personal political opinions are more important than their education </p></blockquote> <p>i’m pre sure missing not even a full day of school is justified when they’re doing it for something that has affected children’s education previously</p></blockquote> <p>I’ll be honest I don’t give a crap about them missing school. I don’t think they’re getting much of the public education system anyway. I just don’t really get the point of this endeavor.</p>

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America, Children, and College: Bloomberg Business @business Follow "I don't believe in free college": Hillary Clinton during #DemDebate bloom.bg/1 K1JVXR RETWEETS L 136 LIKES odinsblog: asterroc: holyromanhomo: fonzworthcutlass: scrunyuns: lagonegirl: Of course you don’t. Free college might hinder the school-to-prison pipeline your  prison owning donors depend on 👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆 welp; Actual quote, in context: “I believe that we should make community college free. We should have debt-free college if you got to a public college or university. You should not have to borrow a dime to pay tuition… I disagree with free college for everybody. I don’t think taxpayers should be paying to send Donald Trump’s kids to college.“ [video link] Don’t spread misinformation just to fit a narrative, Clinton is advocating for there to be a cap on who gets free college so that the government doesn’t have to subsidize the education of people with enough disposable income to pay for it themselves. The plan she’s proposing would have a better chance of being passed, is more cost-effective, and still opens up higher education to low-income individuals who previously couldn’t afford it.  I teach at a community college so I’ve been following her plan, and she’s recently actually posted a bit about where she expects the money for free community college to come from. I mean, my salary’s gotta come from somewhere, right? You can’t expect schools to lose millions of tuition dollars for nothing. The concept of Clinton’s plan is that the burden is on the states to figure out how to make public higher ed debt free for the students, and those states which do so successfully will then receive federal grants. This incentivizes states to figure out a solution that works for each separate state (rather than a federally imposed plan that might not work for all states); states will only do it if the rewards (grants) are enough to make up the loss in tuition, so I’m not worried about my state coming up short on my salary; and it’s even possible that the grants could end up being more than the tuition losses which would mean that the state budget (or the PHE institutes’ budgets) will also benefit and not only the students in question. The details of this plan do not yet exist (e.g., defining “debt-free”, amounts of grants, where that money will come from in the federal budget), but at the current stage I don’t expect that level of detail. So in short, it’s a good idea. Okay, so here’s why this is bullshit. 1. “Universal” means anybody “means testing” ≠ “universal” We don’t “means test” free, public roads and highways. Everyone who wants to use them can use them. We don’t “means test” who has access to public transportation like buses and subways. Because as expensive and under-invested as they are, they’re still a (virtually free) public common. Public education is universal right. Including college. That’s why we consider education a part of the public commons. We don’t means test people for high school or middle school to “weed out the people who can afford better”……do you know why that’s an unnecessary test? Because the people who can afford better WILL send their children to more expensive pRiVaTe schools. To buy OP’s argument, you’d have to be foolish enough to believe that a billionaire is going to somehow “get over” on us by sending their children to a free public college, when they can afford to send them to a prestigious, private, Ivy League college. Does that make sense to anyone??? 2. Okay, just for argument’s sake, let’s say I’m completely off base with my line of reasoning on point #1 above….even IF the 400 wealthiest families in America sent their kids to free, public universities to “get over” on the rest of us, DO YOU REALLY EVEN CARE, IF THAT MEANS THAT LITERALLY EVERYONE ELSE GETS A SHOT AT FREE COLLEGE? “Welp, 99 poor kids might not go to college, but at least we stopped that one rich kid from going to a public university for free” (now please google “Pyrrhic victory”)    Are you sO married to the Republican concept of “means testing” social programs that you would deny free education to 99 percent of the people who need it? Really?? No, REALLY??? Here’s the thing: basic human rights, and access to things that fall under the public commons (like education and healthcare) should never be “means tested”….that’s an argument that has been used by both conservatives and neoliberals to cut social programs. In short, “means testing” social programs is a decidedly conservative concept. It’s a diversionary tactic that has been reliably used as a preface to “austerity” and to cut safety net programs, like TANF in the 90s 3. And finally, bringing up “state’s rights” is just another conservative (neoliberal) way to frame the argument. I’m not an educator, but I am the son of a lifelong teacher and social activist, and I’ve spent way too many afternoons helping my mom out in countless classrooms to buy OP’s framing - let me say this as plainly as possible: If we can find ways to pay for wars and increase our military budget decade after decade, then there’s no legitimate reason we cannot do the same with education. No reason at all. None. So I completely reject the premise that universal education is somehow uniquely expensive or unattainable. It isn’t. Other countries have figured this out without regressing to conservative notions like block grants or “state’s rights”…free college needs to be done on a federal or constitutional level. Period Oppps and that’s tea!  
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Ben Carson, cnn.com, and Empire: Robert Reich 9 hrs G Update for Trump voters 1. He said he wouldn't bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria 2. He said he'd build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says it's unlikely that we will build a wall." 3. He said he'd clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses 4. He said he'd repeal Obamacare and replace it with something "wonderful." You bought it. Then he didn't. 5. He said he'd use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge 6. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't, and says he never will 7. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted 8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration 9. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education, Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights, Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing, Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State 10. He said he'd faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI's investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election 11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his generals said it would be a terrible idea This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained 12. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business 13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars More to come BUT HER EMAILS
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Ben Carson, cnn.com, and Empire: Robert Reich 9 hrs G Update for Trump voters 1. He said he wouldn't bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria 2. He said he'd build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says it's unlikely that we will build a wall." 3. He said he'd clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses 4. He said he'd repeal Obamacare and replace it with something "wonderful." You bought it. Then he didn't. 5. He said he'd use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge 6. He said he'd release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn't, and says he never will 7. He said he'd divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted 8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration 9. He said he'd surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education, Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights, Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing, Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State 10. He said he'd faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI's investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election 11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he promptly gave the green light to a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though all his generals said it would be a terrible idea This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained 12. He called Barack Obama "the vacationer-in-Chief and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer's dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business 13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times "fake news" and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars More to come BUT HER EMAILS Take that L stupid

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America, Children, and Elizabeth Warren: Follow @NPR #Breaking: Democrats plan to hold the Senate floor overnight in opposition to Betsy DeVos's nomination for education secretary. Keith Boykin e @keithboykin Follow V Senate Democrats stage all-night protest against Betsy DeVos. This is Elizabeth Warren. #HoldTheFloor CSPAN U.S. SENATE SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN D-Massachusetts GSPAN C-span.org 0:38 ll Reuters Politics Follow V REUTERS ReutersPolitics ICYMI: Senator Patty Murray says Democrats will hold the floor for 24 hours in last push against DeVos nomination. reut.rs/2lhdFBL 0:35 jettestblack: micdotcom: micdotcom: Democrats stage all-night sit-in to protest Betsy DeVos’ confirmation Having exhausted all other options, Democrats in the Senate announced Monday afternoon they will hold the floor all night to draw attention to the looming confirmation vote for Trump’s secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos. “Democrats will hold the floor for the next 24 hours, until the final vote, to do everything we can to persuade just one more Republican to join us,” Sen. Patty Murray of Washington said, reported the Hill. Read more Update: Senate Dems call Betsy DeVos “incompetent,” an “amateur” during all-night talk-a-thonBecause the talk-a-thon happened while most of America slept, here are some of the best moments from the all-night session.Al Franken: “During her hearing, Ms. DeVos proved beyond a shadow of a doubt not only that her ideology is fundamentally incompatible with the mission of the Department of Education, but that she is fundamentally incompetent to be its leader.”Elizabeth Warren: It is difficult to imagine a worse choice to head the Department of Education … [DeVos] demonstrated to the entire world she is embarrassingly unprepared.“Kamala Harris: She went on to say, ‘Well, but we need guns in schools, yes, because grizzly bears may pose a significant threat to the safety of our children and perhaps their education. I say Ms. DeVos poses a far greater threat to public education.”Chuck Schumer: “She is the least qualified nominee in a historically unqualified cabinet.“ Read more  I’m glad they’re finally doing something useful because they’ve been so fucking soft and meek. Republicans have been taking what the fuck they want and using all their power to do so.
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Books, Children, and cnn.com: AP The Associated Press o @AP BREAKING: Senate committee approves DeVos for education secretary, sends nomination to full Senate. 1/31/17, 11:47 AM 2,073 RETWEETS 1,382 LIKES louis-tummy: weavemama: weavemama: RIP public education. It was nice knowin ya. And before anyone tells me to “just give her a chance!!!1!”, let’s take a look at what this demon has done and what she PLANS to do: She plagiarized a quote from the Obama administration (how ironic). Wants to pay the CEOs of charter schools more money instead of helping the students and giving more money to the actual TEACHERS Wants to force the Christian religion into public schools making it “God’s Kingdom”  Doesn’t care about the serious sexual assault problems on college campuses  Wants more guns in schools in case a “grizzly bear” breaks in (wow such a potential threat!)  She pretty much has NO experience with student loans or how student loans work  SHE HAS LITERALLY NEVER WORKED IN PUBLIC EDUCATION SHE IS JUST A FUCKING BUSINESSWOMAN  Doesn’t understand the importance of protecting kids with disabilities  So yeah….. just when you thought the American school system was messy enough, it’s about to get messier.  everyone who is out of high school: pls do EVERYTHING in ur power to give any folks who have not graduated yet as much of a good education as u can. share books w them. talk to them. volunteer at an after school program or as a tutor or babysit some kids if u can. WE NEED TO GET THROUGH TO THEM. the indoctrination of youth with fascist ideals is probably the most terrifying thing i can think of happening because that shapes the world for like 2-3 generations. we NEED to raise a radical generation. u dont have to be a teacher or have kids to connect w them. please please dont fail these children
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