Now, I don't talk politics all that much on my blog. In fact, I tend to avoid it because I know everyones newfeed is flooded with all that jazz and my audience probably enjoys a break from that stuff. I am sure there are many folks right now that are rolling their eyes that I am going there and I know for a fact many have stopped reading this already because they are already composing their rebuttal.
To those folks I say "Don't forget to write the part about how you are going to unlike me and not follow me anymore but you keep coming back to keep arguing." Ya'll know who I mean. I love those folks. They are THE BEST.
But I digress.
Betsy, Can I call you Betsy? Okay, anywho, no, I didn't vote for Trump. (Anyone shocked by this statement may I remind you I frequently quote drag queens like religious scripture? I mean, really? Did you think I was a conservative person? Come on.) But anyway, Nope. Didn't vote for the guy but he's in charge and so yeah, I am watching who he picks for cabinet stuff with a serious case of side eye and "Okay, who is dis guy/gal?"
Now you don't exactly have a lot of typical qualifications that one would think one would need in order to be the Secretary of Education but I was thinking you would probably be prepping yourself for your hearings. Like you would probably hire some folks to school ya on well, schools and stuff.
I was mistaken.
Or you need to get your money back because
GURL, HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW THAT THE IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act WAS A FEDERAL LAW?!?!?!?!?! HOW?!?!?! How on earth could you even suggest that this is a matter to left up to the states???? HOW!!??!?!?!?!?!
(If you all haven't seen this clip from the hearing, I highly suggest watching it. Devos Hearing)
Let me explain how IDEA works, shall I? It is to provide students with disabilities, a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment. That both teachers and parents will help create a tailor made plan for that child to learn. We call these IEPs. Individualized Education Plan.
Betsy, even suggesting that this be a matter left up to each state. Holy crap on a cracker! You have no freaking idea how bad of an idea that would be to millions of kids. So many families are fighting tooth and nail as is for FAPE for their kids. You want to make that even harder for them??? WTF!?!?!?
Seriously, think about this. You want whole families to uproot their lives and pick up and move to different states??? You actually think this is doable? Or fair? Or that this wouldn't then become a huge drain on a state's already limited resources if ALL the disabled kids moved there? DUDE!!!!
Betsy, Betsy, Betsy. No. Just no. I'm going full on basic bitch with you right now. I literally cannot even with you but I have to because this is MY KIDDO's future you are messing with here. Just stop. STOP!
I don't say this often but no fries for you Betsy. No fries for you.
And don't get me started about guns in a school because of all the grizzly bears attacks.