Betsy DeVos Runs Teachers Union Gauntlet in Washington DC

Betsy DeVos Runs Teachers Union Gauntlet in Washington DC

Betsy DeVos Runs Teachers Union Gauntlet in Washington DC

You may admire her or wonder why she was ever appointed to be Secretary of Education. But Betsy DeVos was treated disgracefully by members of the Teachers’ Union on Friday morning as she tried to enter a DC public school. Giggly TMZ was delighted, saying her treatment was “Game of Thrones” style.

Well, at least she wasn’t beheaded.

While trying to enter Jefferson Academy through what appears to be a back entrance, she was met by a small group of protestors, including one loud-mouthed hipster type carrying a “Black Lives Matter” sign. He accused her of giving money to senators (like the teachers unions don’t?) and even attempted to block her vehicle from leaving.

Doesn’t this guy have a job to do? If he is truly a member of a teachers’ union, and therefore a teacher, shouldn’t he be, you know, teaching somewhere? Or did his district allow him a “personal day” so that he could shriek at the Secretary of Education? Or is this his way of showing his students that “this is what democracy looks like”?

But what can you expect from members of a union that just last month proclaimed DeVos to be “scarier than the KKK”?

However, it appears that Betsy DeVos’s trip to Jefferson Academy may not have been thwarted after all. She was able to enter the building. Joke’s on you, protestors!

So how did Secretary DeVos respond? With grace and grit:

“I respect peaceful protest, and I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education. No school door in America will be blocked from those seeking to help our nation’s school children.”

Well said, Secretary DeVos.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

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