Betsy DeVos Needs To ‘Gather The Facts’ On Brown v. Board Of Ed Before Commenting On Passing Of Linda Brown
Johnstown, PA -- A rattled Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said she needs time to do some research about the history of the seminal Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education before making comments about the recent passing of central figure Linda Brown.
DeVos was in Johnstown to make good on her promise to ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent Leslie Stahl to visit the country’s struggling schools. Reporters asked about her thoughts on the death of Linda Brown, whose 1954 case helped end school segregation. DeVos took her usual measured, but idiotic approach to answering the question.
“Well, I think that this is certainly something on which I should have an answer, and I tell ya I will have an answer but I’m going to need a couple of days to pray on it and read up, I didn’t know we were heading in this direction, I mean who knew this lady would die now while I’m here trying to deal with this thing at this school,” DeVos answered in a rambling nonsensical run-on sentence.
“I will gather the facts and have something for you soon, I think what she did might have been good for charter schools, but please let me check that first.”
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