Barbara Lee schools Betsy DeVos ‘This is horrible’

13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
The enmity toward U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from Democrats and some conservatives, reached East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee, an elected official not known for public displays of irritation.

During a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on Tuesday that included education, Lee pressed DeVos on long-standing discrepancies on the rate of punishment for black and minority students as opposed to Caucasians. (Watch video below)

It didn’t go well.

“For the same infraction, black and brown students are expelled at a much higher rate. That’s what you call racial bias and racism,” Lee told DeVos.

Lee ended her remarks with a closing shot. “Madam Secretary, you just don’t care much about civil rights of black and brown children,” said Lee. “This is horrible.”

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