CTNJ: State officials say DeVos should have done her homework

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman stood with members of the East Hartford community Tuesday to question whether U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had done her homework and invited her to visit the school she painted with such a broad brush last week.

Speaking in support of President Donald Trump’s budget in front of a House subcommittee, DeVos spoke last week of meeting a young man, “Michael,” who described East Hartford schools as “nothing more than adult day care … dangerous day care.”

According to DeVos, Michael grew up in a low-income neighborhood and was constantly bullied to the point where he was even afraid to go to the school’s bathroom. She said even though he was failing his teachers “passed him along from year to year, giving him D’s and sending the not-so-subtle message that they didn’t think Michael would amount to much.”

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