On Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, reminding people that she is proof there is no meritocracy when it comes to being a billionaire, tweeted this out into the world:
Does this look familiar? Students lined up in rows. A teacher in front of a blackboard. Sit down; donÃ¢Â€Â™t talk; eyes up front. Wait for the bell. Walk to the next class. Everything about our lives has moved beyond the industrial era. But American education largely hasnÃ¢Â€Â™t. #SXSWEDU pic.twitter.com/kyy2r7bTud
Ã¢Â€Â” Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVosED) March 6, 2018
Holy. Shit. If you have children in school; if you teach or work in a school; if you know anyone who has been near a school classroom in the last couple of decades, you realize that this sweeping generalization is not simply wrong, it’s offensive. As an aside, doesn’t DeVos know that plagiarizing stock photos and pretending they are your own work is an immediate docking of grade points?
Twitter’s more educated population made sure she got an earful. To be clear, there are hundreds of these responses to go through. Go below the fold to see a small sampling of truly educated people responding to Betsy DeVos’s failed grade of a Tweet.
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