So far, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is just what her critics feared
Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos has been U.S. education secretary for only a few weeks, but already she has shown herself to be exactly what her critics feared. In her brief time running the Education Department she has (among other things):
*insulted teachers at a middle school
*bashed protesters, saying they are “hostile” to change and new ideas
*said she would be fine if the department she runs is shut down
*complained that critics want “to make my life a living hell”
*did not participate in the first Twitter chat her department had for teachers on Feb. 21
*suggested schools should be able to compensate for troubles children have at home, such as absent fathers
*had U.S. marshals protect her after protesters blocked her entrance to a D.C. school door
*made a confusing statement about the Common Core State Standards
*made crystal clear that a top priority will be pushing for alternatives to traditional public schools, otherwise known as “school choice.”
Reported by theblaze,
A new video from Hypeline News reveals that college students at Illinois State University tend to agree with Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ stances if they don’t know they belong to Betsy DeVos.
During a “man on the street” segment, Hypeline’s Derek Muncy interviewed a handful of college students about their opinions on DeVos. Each of them had nothing but negative things to say about her.
“I think she’s grossly unqualified, and she doesn’t deserve the job she holds,” one student said.
“I wonder what Betsy DeVos is up to? Probably destroying the education system of America. I think that’s what’s going on.” said a student with pink hair.
“I don’t think she cares about public education for the majority of America,” said another student.
Each person interviewed seemed to think that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would have selected a better qualified person had he been elected, and couldn’t find a single thing they liked about DeVos. It was then that Muncy switched up the questions to policy stances that DeVos takes, but did not mention her name.
When Muncy suggested stances such as more school choice, or asking “you don’t think a zip code should determine a child’s future,” the students were in full agreement. It was then Muncy sprung the trap, and informed them that they were actually in agreement with DeVos.
Needless to say, many of the students were dumbstruck or short on words. Watch the video below.