DeVos Hearing Lowlights

[Content Note: Rape culture; homophobia; disablism.]

Some of the worst moments from the confirmation hearing for Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. (Videos with transcripts at Shareblue links.)

Dianna E. Anderson: DeVos refuses to commit to protections for campus sexual assault victims.

Alison R. Parker: Senator Al Franken lets loose on Trump's Education nominee at confirmation hearing.

Me: Democrats relentlessly challenge GOP's shameless "rules" at DeVos confirmation hearing.

And then there was this:

Senator Tim Kaine: Should all schools that receive taxpayer funding be required to meet the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act?

Betsy DeVos: If, if— I think that's a matter that's best left to the states.

Kaine: So states might— Some states might be good to kids with disabilities, and other states might not be so good, and then what? People can just move around the country if they don't like how their kids are being treated?

DeVos: I think that's an issue that's best left to the states.

Kaine: What about the federal requirement? It's a federal law. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
This administration is just going to be devastating. As bad as we expect it to be, it's going to manage to exceed even our worst expectations.

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