((((((Hugs to All)))))) ~
I can't imagine any teachers being happy about Betsy DeVos at the helm of the Education Dept. Whether they would support Gorsuch is another question.
But his reversal of the lower court's ruling in the Luke P case is just a smidgen of the numerous reasons why he shouldn't be a Supreme Court Justice. From what I've read about him, he is not a fan of the disenfranchised.
I saw a clip of his opening statement to Congress, where he praised his mother. I was waiting for the violin music, and video shots of our representatives wiping away tears.
Let's not forget Merrick Garland, President Obama's choice to fill the seat vacated by Scalia, after he passed. But one side of Congress wouldn't even allow a hearing to consider him.
Comey from the FBI testified today too ~ no wiretapping of Trump Tower by President Obama. And still, DT and his cronies insist that this is a lie, and that he was wiretapped. It just goes on and on and on ...
What great work you did advocating for appropriate education for your children. And you are so right that school administrators talk the talk but don't walk the walk. Every IEP meeting, I was patronized (and this is my biggest pet peeve). I always responded with facts, quoting laws, with Section numbers, the whole works. I came prepared, and they weren't used to that. They were used to parents, who were so confused about their children's disabilites, so stressed over all of their needs and the lack of cooperation they received, that they felt intimidated by the IEP Team.
I had to be relentless, demanding, and sometimes, I just had to say, "You do this, this, and this. Then we'll meet again. I'm leaving."
I read today that California is gearing up to lay off nearly 2,000 teachers and school administrators as the budget battle approaches. It's a threat, issued every year. Along with threats to cut the budgets serving disabled and elderly citizens. Always first on the chopping block.
My days of advocating on a larger scale are behind me. I have to advocate for Jon and Jim now, and I have no energy for any larger, more global advocacy.
And while I fear that both of them will suffer, if DT's proposed budget passes to become law, I can't really think about that right now. And that's what is truly tragic about what is happening in our country under this administration. Most people have major issues to contend with, and they cannot wrangle the strength to oppose what could devastate them and their families. Or, they rely on one news source for their information, and they aren't aware of how they will be impacted adversely by the passage of this budget.
I honestly don't know how we can manage 4 years of this. To me, that is just unfathomable, and it's only been 2 months today since &$$$!!!$$$ became "president."
Love & Light,