DeVos is de Wrong choice for SOE
Billionaire confirmed as Secretary of Education after Pence breaks deadlock with deciding vote
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No matter your political affiliation, no matter who you voted for, if you support education in America at all, the approval of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education should irk you.
DeVos was confirmed as secretary with the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence, the first time in history a tie needed to be broken to confirm a presidential cabinet nominee.
Half of the senate does not have faith in her leading the department of education.
The reasoning behind their skepticism is no mystery either. In a series of questions by Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) to DeVos, she spurts out rehearsed, very politically tuned answers without displaying that she has the competency for the job, or without displaying that she supports anything that will improve schools.
In this interview with Kaine, DeVos presents her inadequacy by offering few answers with a response that truly answers the question. On the topic of of equal accountability, Senator Kaine tries to ascertain DeVos’ position and when receiving the repeated line of “I support accountability”, Kaine asks, “Do you not want to answer my question?”
DeVos replies with yet another, “I support accountability”.
This political maneuvering is nothing new at all but her avoidance of issues and her obvious incapability should make any school supporter nervous.
This fumbling answer is just one of many examples as to why DeVos was a poor choice as Secretary of Education.
With very little experience in public education, and views that won’t do much good for schools, it is concerning looking forward into the future of American education with Betsy DeVos at the head of it.