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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

What Idiot Wants Teachers to Shoot?

Sep 3, 2018

Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, has discovered a pot of gold.

Congress passed a law three years ago to provide an extra billion dollars to the nation’s poorest schools. The Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants had three goals: a good education in poorer school systems, improved school conditions, and technology for digital literacy.

Now, DeVos, who could care less about all this education stuff, wants to give the money to the weapons industry–to “teach teachers to shoot.”

After all, she and the Trump administration are NRA-connected and it could result in profits and votes!

The politicians show their contempt for education and teachers and students with every word that exits their mouths. If it wasn’t so deadly, it would be laughable.