Betsy DeVos Removes Guidance Documents for Disabled Students


A very sad state of affairs and yes, it could and possibly will be imported from the US to the Uk, as many undesirable actions are.

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More from a growing pile of already abundant evidence that Betsy DeVos should not be in charge of education in America. Actually, I wouldn’t trust her to run a pre-school or kindergarten. In this piece from The Young Turks, Jeff Waldorf reports and comments on the move by DeVos to rescind the 72 official documents, which explain to students and their parents, what the rights of disabled people are when they go to Uni. American universities are granted money by the federal government to support the needs of disabled students. DeVos hasn’t revoked these. She’s just making sure that disabled students, their carers and relatives, don’t know what they are.

One of these documents translates the official jargon of the legislation into ordinary plain English, so that regular peeps don’t need a lawyer to interpret it for them. Now it’s gone, things are going to be made difficult so that…

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If you think Munroe Bergdorf is racist, you’ve been duped by the same rigged system she was trying to expose | Evolve Politics


Just days after the announcement that Munroe Bergdorf had been hired as L’Oréal’s first openly transgender model, she was fired by the cosmetics company. Her sacking came after a post she made on Facebook, described in the Daily Mail last Friday as ‘an extraordinary rant declaring all white people racist.’

The story, which went viral, and has divided public opinion hugely.

Munroe, a black transgender model and DJ, made the post in response to violence from white supremacists in Charlottesville.

Source: If you think Munroe Bergdorf is racist, you’ve been duped by the same rigged system she was trying to expose | Evolve Politics

As a Trans Man Touched Inappropriately by an Adult Male When I was 13, I Find Trump Triggering | Dominick Evans


 

I sincerely thank Dominick for sharing a good part of his life and the adverse  actions that have occurred and I wish Dominic well for the future.

Unfortunately Trump respects no one, except himself and if his supporters believe what he is promising them, I beleive they will be disappointed for it is my opinion that Trump will only do anything that benefits Trump.

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When I was 13, I was assaulted by someone associated with my family, and Donald Trump reminds me a lot of him.

Source: As a Trans Man Touched Inappropriately by an Adult Male When I was 13, I Find Trump Triggering | Dominick Evans

Study Shows That LGBT Pupils Are More Likely To Be Bullied If They Are Disabled


In all areas of Society there should be zero tolerance of bullying, this is especially so in a closed environment, such as a school, where every member of staff needs to receive training on bullying and gender sexuality, children need and should be listened to.

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Pupils who are disabled or have learning difficulties are significantly more likely to experience homophobic bullying than their mainstream classmates, according to a charity which has produced a guide for teachers on tackling the problem.

The Anti-Bullying Alliance cites data showing that 55 per cent of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) children are likely to be bullied at school about their sexuality or gender. Among LGBT pupils with learning difficulties or disabilities, however, that figure rises to 66 per cent.

The alliance also conducted its own research, speaking to 33 LGBT teenagers with disabilities or special needs. “How are we supposed to tell [teachers about incidents of bullying], if teachers don’t understand LGBT or disability?” one pupil said.

Another spoke of feeling marginalised, particularly during PSHE lessons: “People think disabled people are asexual as it is, so they don’t talk to you about any relationships, let alone about being or…

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