Betsy DeVos Is Coming For Your Children

Image by Jim Cooke, photo via Getty Even among all the billionaires, ideologues, and straight-up racist goons Donald Trump has nominated for his cabinet, Betsy DeVos, who was confirmed earlier this week as the Secretary of Education, stands out for how seemingly unqualified she is. As the doomed critics of her nomination were quick to […]

If Republicans won’t take a stand on someone as incompetent as Betsy DeVos, what will they take a stand on? – LA Times

  Surely there are more than two Republican senators who are smart enough to realize that Betsy DeVos is neither qualified nor competent  to lead the U.S. Department of Education. Which makes her confirmation Tuesday all the more maddening. For all of President Donald Trump’s talk as a candidate about disrupting Washington as usual, there […]

Senate committee approves DeVos nomination | TheHill

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on Tuesday morning approved Betsy DeVos’s nomination to lead the Department of Education.   DeVos was confirmed 12-11 along party lines. Her nomination will now go to the Senate floor, where she’ll need only need a simple majority to be confirmed. The billionaire GOP donor […]

Betsy DeVos painted by Dems as unqualified – CNNPolitics.com

As to policy, DeVos stood firm in her long held beliefs that parents — not the government — should be able to choose where to send children to school, pledging to push voucher programs should she be confirmed to lead the nation’s education system. But the hearing largely hinged on her qualifications for the job. […]

Donald Trump Supports School Vouchers. Here’s What They Are, How They Work — And If They Work : NPR Ed : NPR

END CLASS=”PROGRAM-BLOCK” END CLASS=”STORY-META__ONE” END CLASS=”STORY-META__TWO” END ID=”STORY-META” CLASS=”STORY-META HAS-BYLINE” President-elect Donald Trump said on the campaign trail that school choice is “the new civil rights issue of our time.” But to many Americans, talk of school choice isn’t liberating; it’s just plain confusing. Exhibit A: Vouchers. Politicians love to use this buzzword in perpetual […]