Bloggety Blah Blah Blah, Events, Fundraiser — April 13, 2017 at 8:37 am

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Michigan has seen the worst test score gains in American. And Thanks to Chris Savage, Mitchell Robinson and Eclectablog, America quickly understood exactly how Betsy DeVos helped make that possible. More importantly, people quickly understood why she would be catastrophic threat to public schools as Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education. We lost that fight, but just barely.

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