Jeremiah Prophet Thanks Trump for Changing His Life, But Not in the Way You Think

Diane Ravitch's blog

Jeremiah Prophet was born with severe cerebral palsy. He yearned to be a journalist. He struggled to make his way through high school and college. He never forgot the help that his teachers gave him in his public schools. Many people thought his dream was absurd because he can’t talk like other people, he spends most of his time in a wheelchair, and he communicates by typing on a special device, only 3-5 words a minute.

He wrote a column in the Dallas Morning News explaining how Trump had changed his life. As he watched the DeVos hearings, he realized that she had no understanding of people like him. He would never have made it in a charter school, where they have no services for children like him. During the campaign, he saw Trump supporters and Trump himself ridicule people with disabilities. He was especially upset when Trump mocked a…

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