Last week Dept. of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was right
to stand against Obama’s Campus Sex Policy
Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education in the U.S. Department of Education, decided last week week, to stand up against kangaroo trials on campuses. [Verdicts that are not impartial justice — in these cases, verdicts that are decided against young or older men, in advance.]
It is right that Betsy DeVos is standing up for those who have been accused, prosecuted and punished without a trial — those who have not been given a chance to present a case in their defense.
In this country we are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty — but too frequently in recent history, the supposition of innocence until proven guilty has been reversed: people are fmore commonoly considered guilty until proven innocent; and even when they are proven innocent, they must still suffer repercussions of having been treated as guilty when they were innocent.
There were two letters by President Obama (in 2010 and 2011) that expanded qualifications that would label a person guilty — qualifications that went far beyond any good reasoning.
But Betsy DeVos continues to think ESSA(Every Student Succeeds Act)
and Common Core are good.
I hope Betsy DeVos also comes to understand that both ESSA and Common Core are wrong, and violate rights of individuals and states to determine education of children. Control of edeucation is supposed ot be a local and state issue.