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User Image baltimoresun Posted: Dec 18, 2017 9:57 PM (UTC)

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Her criticism of public schools characterized as at odds with the university's mission, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drew protests before and during her keynote address Monday at the University of Baltimore's winter commencement. Most in the audience remained seated at the start of her speech but graduates slowly rose as the minutes ticked by. Ultimately, a few dozen stood and turned their backs, some also raising their fists. One faculty member joined the protest from on stage. Outside, before the ceremony, a few dozen protesters gathered, including a handful of University of Baltimore professors. DeVos seemed to allude to the opposition in her remarks, which touched on the current tone of public discourse in the country. University president Kurt Schmoke has defended his invitation to the Trump cabinet member, saying that the university stands for debate on controversial issues and that having the country’s top education official on campus is important for the institution. (Baltimore Sun photos by Amy Davis and Lloyd Fox)
  • Not a good choice for graduation speaker

  • How fucking embarrassing, especially given the state of our schools.

  • 🤢

  • @sneakerboyt what was Schmoke thinking ? 🤨

  • Protesting what ? Baltimore city schools are an absolute joke.

  • Schmoke is just trying to promote himself.

  • Yes we definitely need more schools like city schools. To keep that school to prison pipeline going. Which is it? Public schools are a pipeline to prison? Or we need those same schools, but with more funding for more racist cops? Looking at the past 30 years the only thing that changed is more money spent. No effect whatsoever on the people purportedly being helped. The people "helping" getting paid. And paid again. And again. And for the rest of their life. Shelia Dixon still gets 120k a year for the rest of her life right? Even though she's a rotten thief

  • That why Baltimore has one of the worse school system in the nation!!!!!

  • So Devos points out that public schools don't perform anywhere near the same level as private ones. And that's against the mission of the university? Oh right, of course facts are against the mission of Marxist universities that churn out perpetual victims. Don't go to school. Work, make money, start a business, hire people that went to school, for slightly more than minimum wage. Exploit the working class, buy a yacht. Create a breakaway civilization with an AI army of robots.

  • ✊🏼

  • Don’t turn your back on this debate! Face it and intelligently defuse the bomb. Don’t become the “Tea Party Left!”

  • sungkc 2M ago

    University of Baltimore is in a budget crisis for its 5% drop in enrollment this year. According to this declining trend, the UM will close its door eventually. The students and faculties should focus on surviving rather than to protest DOE cabinet secretary if they are seeking more help and fundings. Be wise! Do not be unwise with unwise actions!

  • She is so out of touch with reality, just like the rest of the administration 💩😖🤢😠

  • Good for students.

  • All these trash students should sit down, shut up, and listen. None of them have been taught respect at home obviously. Pure trash. Dump it over the wall!

  • @datagoodies Trash comment

  • @2dorks_and_adog Trash, get over the wall

  • @mr_g_d4y you're trash? What wall? U related to her or something? Your comment doesn't even make sense! 💩😲😵😱

  • @2dorks_and_adog GTFOOH with your ignorance thuggish trash attitude

  • @mr_g_d4y I'm a 48 year old white woman that is tired of all the crap in this country. Just like I'm tired of your dumb entitled ass with no idea how the real world works. Why am I ignorant? U know nothing about me.

  • @2dorks_and_adog get your ignant ass on a goat headed for Syria where your values are the norm

  • @2dorks_and_adog you tagged yourself, dumb fossil 🤣🤣😂🤣

  • @mr_g_d4y stupid idiot

  • Good for them

  • Beautiful photos

  • rmmd24 2M ago

    Have respect for others.

  • Are these the same type of "TEENS" that are referred to as the 6 "teens" that beat and carjacked an old white man?!? THOSE TYPE OF TEENS?!?!?!

  • @2dorks_and_2dogs is a white cuck, mudder

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