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Roland Martin Takes Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to School on HBCU’s

rfocus.orgMonday night got quite interesting  when the Education Department issued a statement from Education Secretary that set quite a few people off, including TV One’s .  DeVos released the statement while several officials are currently in Washington to meet with President Trump and several other leaders in an effort to gain more support and funding. 

In DeVos statement she sugar coats the HBCU experience and why they were necessary then and now.  “HBCUs are real pioneers when it comes to school choice,” she said. “They are living proof that when more options are provided to students, they are afforded greater access and greater quality. Their success has shown that more options help students flourish.”

HBCU advocates were not having it as they took to social media to show their utter discontent for the lackluster summation of the experience. Most argued that black students had absolutely no choice due to discrimination and segregation and therefore historically had to be created.  The social media response was one thing bur Roland Martin’s response this morning on TV One was on another level.  

Let’s just say Roland gave the Education Secretary a little education. 


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