While Republicans for the most part used their allotted five-minute questioning periods to praise DeVos or ask questions that didn’t challenge the nominee, Democrats tried to portray her as both inexperienced and inflexibly ideological. In one devastating exchange, Murphy forced DeVos to admit that she would, in theory, support guns in schools.
Billionaire Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Education, is clearly one of the worst cabinet picks. Her nomination to lead public education may seem curious, as DeVos has never worked in public education and supports diverting public funds to pay for kids to attend private, religious schools. Advocacy groups, Democratic politicians and ethics experts have shot up red flags in recent days, strongly opposing DeVos’ nomination.
Anyone who strives for a clear-eyed view of the Trump administration’s oncoming education agenda will find there is no evidence—zero—of anything other than the most extreme policy agenda for the nation’s public schools.
Watch this new video for Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and you’ll see he’s just as passionate about so-called “school choice” as he was about shutting down the government. Conservatives have been touting the triumph of charter schools in New Orleans, where three-quarters of the schools have become charters in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina — […]