Notes from Inauguration Day

Diane Ravitch's blog

There is a certain expectation that a new president’s inaugural speech will unite the nation and present a vision of a better future for all.

Ever surprising, Trump used his inaugural speech to continue the dark and divisive themes of his campaign. Things are terrible, and he alone cane save us.

George Will, the conservative columnist, called it the most dreadful inaugural speech ever.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/01/20/a-most-dreadful-inaugural-address/

In his speech, Trump took a swipe at America’s public schools, saying they deprive students of “all knowledge.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/2017/live-updates/politics/live-coverage-of-trumps-inauguration/in-his-speech-trump-grouped-public-schools-with-gangs-drugs-and-rusted-out-factories/?utm_term=.3776fabc599f

The new White House website removed the page devoted to civil rights advances and the page about LGBT rights, but added a page advertising Melanie trump’s jewelry.

And this is the the new Twitter picture of our angry president:

A professor of history at the University of California at Davis reminded the world that the term “America First” was embraced by Nazi sympathizers in the U.S…

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