This is what happens when you have a multi-billionaire who has never attended or taught in a public school as the secretary of education. pic.twitter.com/5Ospir4LZD
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 12, 2018
Betsy DeVos never attended a public school.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a “world-class Christian college” that offers “a courageous and comprehensive Christ-centered education.” It doesn’t mention anything that would qualify her for this position, for which surely a Ph.D. and a few courses in education should be helpful.
She has four grown children of her own.
In 2001, she listed education reform as a means to “advance God’s Kingdom.” Secretary of Education is not a religious title. If it were, it would be unconstitutional, and using it for the purpose of advancing God’s kingdom is strictly illegal.
Her nomination as Secretary of Education and confirmation by a 51-50 vote on February 7, 2017, was generally criticized by teachers’ unions. It was the first time in history that a vice president broke the tie in the Senate to confirm a cabinet member.
Detroit Free Press editor Stephen Henderson claimed DeVos isn’t an educator or an education leader.
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, called DeVos “the most ideological, anti-public education nominee” since the position became a cabinet position.
The Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Michigan Democratic Party opposed DeVos’s nomination.
As Secretary of Education, she admitted she did not know how schools in her home state of Michigan were doing (Not well at all!) until told by an interviewer.
In March 2016, Betsy DeVos described Donald Trump as an “interloper” and said that he “does not represent the Republican Party.” At least, she got that right. Donald Trump represents nothing but himself.
She wants the government to pay for church schools.
But she’s a multi-billionaire and President Trump likes her!
Parts of this post are taken from Wikipedia.