More Important Stuff Than Ivanka’s New Clothes Line
Real important news is being drowned out by the Trump Russian/Flynn/FBI fiasco. Like the testimony of Ed Sec Betsy DeVos on her department’s budget. As usual, the WaPo has the critical news of the day.
For example, will federal funds to private and for profit schools prohibit discrimination? She won’t say they will. Here is part of her discussion with Senator Merkley.
Merkley: But those laws are somewhat foggy in that area. So I want to be absolutely clear about what you are saying. Are you saying that if you have a private school — private schools generally set their own admission policies — that they will not be allowed under your program to discriminate against LGBTQ students?
Okay, pretty clear there. Nothing will come from her department prohibiting discrimination. And so for the first time in decades federal funding will support organizations that engage in prejudice and bigotry. Sad but true in 2017