Black Lives Matter protesters blocked Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from entering a Washington, D.C. public school Friday.
According to WJLA, DeVos attempted to enter the Jefferson Academy but Black Lives Matter protesters, organized by the Washington Teacher’s Union blocked the entry way while heckling her, she turned around and returned to her car.
One protester shouted, “Shame, shame, shame,” at her.
DeVos attempted to enter early Friday morning after the gathering was organized by the Washington teacher’s Union.
DeVos eventually got into the building, but it's hardly surprising that the teachers union resisted her entry so fiercely; it's working to protect a 50-year-record of failure. But what, other than promoting cop killing, is this Soros-sponsored "BLM" group up to?
How in the tank for the NEA is our national media? Consider this Washington Post piece from a few months ago, celebrating D.C.'s public school's performance. Fake news - sad.
The reader would have to plow down nine full paragraphs to learn the real truth, which is that while the schools are celebrating an increase in spending on paper and cardboard, the students themselves remain doomed:
At H.D. Woodson High School, for example, 76 percent of its students graduated on time, yet just 1 percent met math standards on national standardized tests linked to the Common Core academic standards. Just 4 percent met reading standards.
D,C. charter schools, open to all, via lottery (no preselection for the best students) continue to outperform the schools run by the NEA and D.C.'s politicians.
Imagine, if you can, a group of middle class parents, white, black or any race at all, presented with such a spectacular failure to educate its children: you'd have a revolt. Instead, D.C.'s impoverished black parents are clinging to what they have, and revolting against a force for change.
That pool of people is probably doomed, buried in lies of victimhood and helplessness, though I give Trump and DeVos credit for trying to save it. The interesting question for me is what will happen if the middle class realizes that the current public education system is producing graduates that exactly match the mediocre people running it.