Because in this administration, it wouldn’t be news if you didn’t say something stupid (via the Washington Post):
Many advocates of historically black colleges and universities were apoplectic after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called the group of schools forged at the height of racial segregation “pioneers” of “school choice.”
DeVos issued a statement Monday evening after a meeting with HBCU leaders, praising their schools for identifying “a system that wasn’t working” and taking it “upon themselves to provide the solution” from the outset of their founding. …
But the statement did not delve into the historical context behind the creation of HBCUs: that they were a response to racist Jim Crow laws that enforced segregation in the South, barring black students from attending traditionally white institutions. Instead, DeVos said HBCUs are “living proof that when more options are provided to students, they are afforded greater access and greater quality.”
Let’s turn now to those thrilling days of yesteryear and greater access and greater equality and the awesomeness of school choice:
OK, Betsy. Let’s try again.
Uh, Betsy. Was this “school choice” just happening at colleges?
Shall I continue? Sure, why not?
In the Lügenduck administration, it takes a stupid person to run an Education Department. I believe VSB put it best: