Betsy DeVos v. the Education Monopolists

During her Senate confirmation hearings, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was attacked in every way imaginable. She was called names. Her intelligence, commitment, and religiosity were called into question. “In nominating DeVos, Trump makes it loud and clear that his education policy will focus on privatizing, defunding and destroying public education in America,” seethed American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten. Chicago Teachers Union boss Karen Lewis referred to DeVos as a “nightmare.” Speaking a day before the confirmation vote, Minnesota senator Al Franken pointed out DeVos’s supposed lack of experience in the field, insisting that education secretary is “not a job for amateurs.”

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  • dance…dancetotheradio

    My hope is that Trump appointees will restore the departments they head.
    Mainly by following their mandates as laid out in the constitution.

    • mobuyus

      Lots of luck with that.

    • tom_billesley

      Is there really any need for a federal Department of Education?

  • Uncommunist

    Neither President Trump or DeVos can do any harm to the public education system beyond that which 3rd wave radical feminists and others masquerading as teachers and administrators have ‘accomplished’ in the last 40+ destructive years.
    Don’t be a sloucher ! Every parent needs a voucher !

  • Slickfoot

    Al Franken pointed out DeVos’s supposed lack of experience in the field, insisting that education secretary is “not a job for amateurs.”… neither is being a senator, but there you go… this asshole never misses a chance to beclown himself.

    • He was never that funny on SNL.

      • Slickfoot

        I remember him on SNL and wondered what the hell he was doing there amidst the incredible talent that was the early years… I figure he was probably the cocaine connection.

  • Alain

    If she manages to focus on privatising, defunding and destroying the public education , then that would be a huge improvement. It certainly would not be a negative.

  • Ed

    “…Al Franken pointed out DeVos’s supposed lack of experience in the field, insisting that education secretary is “not a job for amateurs…”

    That’s rich, coming from Al Franken!!!

  • tom_billesley

    “not a job for amateurs.” Look where so-called “professionals” have gotten us.
    People forget that professional does not imply expertise, just that it’s done for reward.