DeVos sanctions discrimination against LGBTQ students & families

Testifying before the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on Education, Secretary Betsy DeVos refused to commit to denying federal education funds to schools where direct evidence of discrimination against minority groups exists.

When Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA) questioned whether or not the Secretary of Education would back a religious school like Indiana’s Christian Lighthouse Academy (currently receiving 665,00.00 in annual state support) that refused to admit children of LGBTQ families, DeVos avoided response, eventually landing on the words “… states and local communities are best equipped to make these decisions and frameworks on behalf of their students.” Representative Clark immediately responded, “I am shocked you can’t come up with one example of discrimination that you would stand up for students.” Read the story here.