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People who dismiss the appointment of Betsy DeVos as just another political appointment of someone to a position without the ability to influence schools had better think again. Those who say we should wait and see and give her a chance to do her job might want to reconsider. The threat here is very real. We've got a lot of work to do if we're going to fight it.

It's not always easy, or comfortable, to have conversations about controversial topics but we have to be willing to do it. We have to create conditions that normalize discussion of politics in public spaces instead of treating politics as a topic to be avoided at all costs. Our schools are not currently well suited to accomplishing this task but they can be reformed if we want them to be.

For many of us the election on Tuesday was devastating--not just personally, but in a much larger way. What can we do to fight the forces that made that outcome possible?


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