Experiencing without public education, I would not be the same. When I first learned about Betsy DeVos’s nomination as Secretary of Education in Trump’s cabinet, I do not support her education philosophy. The most painful thing what DeVos had violated the rights of children with disabilities.
I write to let you know that I am a Deaf citizen, I was very thankful for public education, The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) may not be perfect, but I learned and survived through practical applications of the public education, and learn the historical and contemporary socialized thought processes. The dynamics of public education require the skills necessary for comprehending diversity-related issues ad content; identifying and consciously constructing ideology; and sign language and written English in a higher education.
All of which comprise the tools exemplified by the practice and study of appreciation what public education is about. The public education is also understood as necessary for social transformation because it easily bypasses the usual order of perception. DeVos encourages the opposite of intensification of building stronger public education in their classrooms by practicing on education oppression of every kind, charting and making images of the public education to put all the power in DeVos’s hands to hold the highest privilege.
Public education or schools are the chain of justice and no one can take away from us. Not even DeVos. The experience I had learned through public education gave me an academic freedom I care the most. Public education do not need criticism. For DeVos to criticize public schools is big no-no.
Also, for Betsy DeVos to understand that she may be fearful of outside influence that she does not believe that IDEA showed enough success. A website says:
Tim Kaine: But I’m asking you a should question. Whether they are not we’ll, get into that later. Should all schools that receive taxpayer funding be required to meet the requirements of the individuals with Disabilities in education?
Betsy DeVos: I think that is a matter that’s best left to the states.
Tim Kaine: So states, some states might be good to kids with disabilities and other states might not be so good and then what? People could just move around the country if they don’t like other kids been treated?
Betsy DeVos: I think that’s an issue that’s best left to the states.
Tim Kaine: What about the federal requirement? It’s a federal law the individuals with Disabilities Education Act? Let’s limit the federal funding. If schools receive federal funding should they be required to follow federal law?
I was thankful for IDEA.
My interest is in coming the phobia term to describe a type of fear that exists only for Betsy DeVos; Yes, it has yet to be found in a reference book or medical paper but it has to be confirmed by the medical profession. So I began to think of the name of a phobia that best describe it.
Dikephobia (fear of justice)
Eleutherophobia (fear of freedom)
Enosiophobia (fear of criticism)
Epistemophobia (fear of knowledge)
Xenophobia (fear of outside influence)
DeVos thinks it is OK to be normal to show fear has been a prototype elsewhere as well. It also shows that DeVos failed her insightful education of the material and her thoughtful perception of written materials and it is important to people with disabilities, Deaf people and myself. It shows the ignorance of DeVos’s compassion. Many Deaf people got MA’s, MS’s and Ph.Ds because of their contribution and time through public schools they received during their young lives. No one can take that away.
With Betsy DeVos taking the helm by being the Secretary of Education, we will rekindle ourselves to protect public education and schools at all cost. We need to become highly sophisticated in our language. DeVos need to learn and listen from all the people, educators, alumni and alumnus of public education that we will continue our higher learning among future students.
We do not need DeVos’s nomination to be performed even within the Deaf community. It has yet to stop marketing itself and treating Deaf people as its consumers. It should develop and share much needed higher education characteristics including the following:
A commitment to protect the academic use of public education; A commitment to intellectual excellence and responsiveness in public schools; A commitment to a teaching and learning environment in public education;
DeVos must be responsible for not being truth and her credentials shows community accountability to fail the accomplishments and the value of public education’s philosophy.
Please do not give Betsy DeVos the green light to run the education department when she does not have any experience and shows the most visible phobia towards public education or schools. When it is OK for her to say: “I think that is a matter that’s best left to the states” in the matter of federal funding for IDEA is not good at all. We must remain to keep our educational rights.
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