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Mon Apr 22, 2019, 02:44 PM

High school journalists were barred from a Betsy DeVos event. They took her to task in an editorial.

The students were on deadline, and they were on a mission.

They piled into a car last Wednesday and pulled away from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, their public school in Lexington, Ky. With permission, they drove across town to a community college where their Republican governor, Matt Bevin, was hosting a roundtable discussion on education featuring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

The high schoolers — writers and editors for their school paper, the PLD Lamplighter — believed they were following the advice offered by DeVos last fall when she counseled, “It is easy to be nasty hiding behind screens and Twitter handles. It’s not so easy face to face.”

So the student journalists turned away from their screens and social media apps. They went in pursuit, they would later say, of “that face-to-face opportunity."

They would never get it. They were shut out of the roundtable, advertised as an “open press event,” because they had not sent in an RSVP to an invitation they had never received and didn’t realize was required.

Unable to document the event, or query DeVos in person, they set about investigating the circumstances of her private appearance at the public community college. Ultimately, they penned an editorial flaying the education secretary and the Kentucky governor, accusing them of paying lip service to the needs of students while excluding them from the conversation.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/high-school-journalists-were-barred-from-a-betsy-devos-event-so-they-took-her-to-task-in-an-editorial/ar-BBWaOfO?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply High school journalists were barred from a Betsy DeVos event. They took her to task in an editorial. (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 22 OP
MineralMan Apr 22 #1
diva77 Apr 22 #2
yuiyoshida Apr 22 #3
NastyRiffraff Apr 22 #4
yuiyoshida Apr 22 #5
Fritz Walter Apr 22 #6
jayschool2013 Apr 22 #7
erronis Apr 22 #8
GeoWilliam750 Apr 22 #9
MyOwnPeace Apr 22 #10
cloudbase Apr 22 #11
Delmette2.0 Apr 22 #12
suffragette Apr 22 #13
niyad Apr 23 #14

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 02:46 PM

1. Good for them!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 02:47 PM

2. K&R I applaud those students for their action.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 03:42 PM

3. She was afraid of Journalist Students?

Good, the future is looking brighter!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 03:47 PM

4. She's afraid of students, period

She knows they dislike and distrust her (as she does them).

This woman has no business having anything to do with education.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 03:51 PM

5. absolutely

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 04:00 PM

6. In just a few short years, these students will be eligible to vote

That ought to send chills down what-pass-as spines for Bevins and DeVos.

But then again, there are also those babyMAGAts at Covington Catholic...

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 05:11 PM

8. What a great editorial! Kudos to the students. Thanks for calling out the graft that the DOE

is working on. Cutting funding to public schools and enriching their friends' charter/institutions for-profit companies.

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 05:48 PM

9. Indeed, excellent editorial

And good journalism.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 05:51 PM

10. Fantastic job.........

by students from a state that many take for granted as being solid "red" and "Trumplodites."
It is seeing efforts by students like this that does give hope in such an ugly time.

Go Get 'Em, Kids!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 06:20 PM

11. If you don't have a seat at the table,

it's a fair bet that you're on the menu.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 06:28 PM

12. These young adults learned a big lesson

If you are not at the table ( you are probably on the menu).

I learned that though my labor union.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2019, 06:32 PM

13. K&R

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:04 PM

14. I wonder if these amazing young people have seen these:

Cruetsy DeVos" Sandy and Richard Riccardi


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CRUELLA DEVOS - Randy Rainbow Song Parody



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