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Betsy DeVos has no idea what the difference between proficiency and growth is

  • Department of Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos’s Senate confirmation hearing was Tuesday. 
  • Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) described an experience contrasting proficiency to growth and used that to ask DeVos for her views on the debate. DeVos couldn’t answer the question. Read more

Betsy DeVos cites danger of “grizzlies” as reason to allow guns in schools

  • Also during her confirmation hearing, DeVos cited grizzly bears as why the federal government not to take action against guns in schools.
  • DeVos said in Wyoming, “I’d imagine there’s a gun in the school to protect from potential grizzlies.”
  • One Wyoming teacher explained to Mic that fences and bear spray are used to ward off bears. Read more

Teachers union chief says Betsy DeVos “is a trainwreck waiting to happen”

  • Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association, said in an interview that DeVos is unqualified and has the wrong vision for the nation’s schools.
  • “I don’t think you will find one human being who could actually point to something who could say, ‘Because she did this, it really improved those traditional, neighborhood public schools,” Garcia said. “What you’re seeing here is a trainwreck waiting to happen.”  Read more
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Seven years ago, the Navajo tribal council in southeastern Utah started mapping the secret sites where medicine men and women forage for healing plants and Native people source wild foods. They wanted to make a case for protecting the landscape known as Bears Ears, a place sacred not only to their tribe but to many other tribes in the region, going back thousands of years. In one of his final acts in office, President Obama late last month created the 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument, a move that proponents say will safeguard the area’s ecology and guarantee food sovereignty for the region’s Native Americans.

“Up to 20,000 Natives of various tribes live within 45 minutes of Bears Ears, including 10,000 Navajos that live just across the border in Arizona,” says Gavin Noyes, director of the Utah Diné Bikéyah, the Navajo nonprofit that developed the initial draft of the monument proposal in 2013. “It’s one of the wildest, most intact landscapes in Utah.”

About 16,000 people live in San Juan County, where Bears Ears is located. Roughly half are Navajo, and many in the tribe lack running water and electricity, says Noyes. But the land still provides.

Bears Ears Monument Is A Win For Tribal Food Sovereignty. Will Trump Undo It?

Photos: Josh Ewing/Courtesy of Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition

My top 10 Lin Manuel moments

(you’re welcome)

1. Where Lin sums up my entire life

Originally posted by wickedsymphony

2. Sassy Lin got dat A$$

Originally posted by hammyminroll

3. YAY ICE CREAM I WANT GUMMY BEARS

Originally posted by live-to-laugh-and-love-to-live

4. POLITICAL TRUTH *bro five*

Originally posted by kayesonlinejournal

5. The theatre kid came out real quick

Originally posted by hamiltonmemes

6.  I don’t even have a funny caption this is great already

Originally posted by hamiltonmemes

7. …..best friends??? ft Jonathan Groff

Originally posted by thefounding-daddies

8. OH MY GOD THIS SHOW WAS MY CHILDHOOD I HAVE BEEN WATCHING LIN SINCE I WAS THREE JUST IN GENERAL HE HELPED ME LIKE SPELLING BECAUSE I LOVE MUSIC SO MUCH OKAY BYE IM DONE

Originally posted by fragmentofmymind

9. Sweet lil baby lin

Originally posted by buzzfeed

10. Here to steal ya boyfriend and all of your cookies 

Originally posted by yourstory

THAT’S ALL FOLKS!

People will give you what they have.A wasp will give sting and bee will give you honey. Just do not forget that if you irritate a bee, it also has a sting. Polite people bear the nonsense but do not force them to fight.
—  Ay. En.