Betsy DeVos Is a Threat to America's Children

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for US secretary of education would threaten children's access to equal education and is unfit to head the Department of Education, civil rights groups said ahead of Betsy DeVos' Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday. Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderOvernight Healthcare: CBO projects 18M could lose coverage after ObamaCare repeal Dems demand second hearing for Trump's Education nominee Health pick's trades put STOCK Act in spotlight MORE (R-Tenn.) said at the start of the meeting that each senator would have 5 minutes to question DeVos, who has drawn sharp criticism from Democratic lawmakers.

And in typical Sanders-style, he was, ah, straightforward about his thinking behind the questions.

"Her support for an all-of-the-above approach to K-12 education - from charter schools, to public, private and online education - defines the school choice movement that has helped countless children across many of our states", they wrote. "I was not happy about how you talked about this issue when we met".

"I share President-elect Trump's view that it's time to shift the debate from what the system thinks is best for kids to what moms and dads want, expect and deserve", she plans to say, adding that she is "a firm believer that parents should be empowered to choose the learning environment that's best for their individual children". That's the law gives that gives states more control over education.

She subscribes to one big idea: All children, regardless of zip code, have a right to a quality education. And she is willing to destroy public education and use tax dollars to support private religious schools in order to promote her dreams of theocracy. Much of this giving has come through the couple's own foundation, which also supports arts organizations and a public charter high school that seeks to prepare students for careers in aviation.

Not only is that unsafe, but thanks to DeVos, charter schools in her home state of MI are under the least amount of regulation imaginable, yet soak up public funds.

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These findings apply to both public and independent charter schools, according to the report.

But Democrats have complained that DeVos has not sufficiently addressed questions of conflicts of interest. "It is a honest desire to create better lives for at risk children", she said.

Between 2010 and 2012, the American Federation for Children donated $3.57 million to Students First, a Pennsylvania political action committee that supports school choice.

"The vast majority of students in this country will continue to attend public schools". And while few Mississippians aside from policy wonks and educators may know DeVos as a household name, the state is on her radar. "She understands the urgency of reforming our education system now".

In discussing the District's Opportunity Scholarship Program - the nation's only federally funded voucher plan - Williams said his city's experience with vouchers had been "an awesome success" and that DeVos "fought by my side to help make it happen" over the opposition of some in his own party. The Trump-DeVos agenda is created to undermine that mission and harm our students and public schools.

According to The New York Times, DeVos will likely face "unusually stiff resistance" throughout the confirmation process although nominees for the position typically "breeze through" the confirmation process with bipartisan approval. DeVos' nomination has also been opposed for her family's ties to anti-LGBT groups and for her lack of experience in public education.


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