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The students were on deadline, and they were on a mission. They piled into a car last Wednesday and pulled away from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, their public school in Lexington, Ky. With permission, they drove across town to a community college where their Republican governor, Matt Bevin, was hosting a roundtable discussion on education featuring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The high schoolers — writers and editors for their school paper, the PLD Lamplighter — believed they were following the advice offered by DeVos last fall when she counseled , “It is easy to be nasty hiding behind screens and Twitter handles. It’s not so easy face to face.”. So the student journalists turned ... Full story

22 April