“Dearest Rob Portman You’ve Failed Us”

On February 7, 2017, a historical and hysterically heartbreaking Senate vote gave the OK to approve another unqualified billionaire, this time to be appointed as the U.S. education secretary. Betsy DeVos’ nomination was surrounded by much controversy due to her lack of experience with public schools, a terrible performance during her confirmation hearing, and a host of other disqualifications.

Her appointing comes along with the horrifying potential that she could limit the enforcement Title IX which governs sex discrimination, including sexual assault cases in schools. A lack of implementation of Title IX would be extremely irresponsible and could negatively affect campus culture. Or, unfortunately, could positively affect campus assault culture for rapists such as Brock Turner.

One person who didn’t vote against DeVos even after a record amount of outcry from the people is, Ohio Republican Senator, Robert Portman.

A statement too nonsensical to mention came from Portman after DeVos, who donated $51, 000 to his campaign, was officially approved as education secretary by the Senate.

Does money take precedent over the future and safety of education, Mr. Portman?

Deemyi Scott

Health education and promotion graduate student

Nasty Woman of Cleveland, Ohio

Deemyi Scott

26 year old PR professional and graduate student based in Cleveland, Ohio. I am positive, energetic, loving, respectful and slightly sassy. I can't live without pizza, wine, inspirational quotes, romantic movies and novels, Beyonce, my family and close friends, dancing, and multiple TV series. I also like to go on little adventures and travel. "Don't be delicate, be vast and billiant!"

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Volume 13, Issue 4, Posted 6:40 PM, 02.21.2017