Betsy DeVos' Department Of Education Misspelled WEB Du Bois' Name
16 February, 2017, 01:01 | Author: Eddie Kim
Betsy has only officially been in the position for a few days, but some are already voicing concerns about where things are headed for education under her leadership. Her charity, The American Federation of Children, favors both waivers and scholarships which allow companies to offset tax liability by funding students to attend private schools. From what I read, the union is concerned about her support of school vouchers and charter schools.
"We are deeply concerned that prior to your confirmation and arrival at the department the centralized resource website for the IDEA ("https://www.idea.ed.gov") became inaccessible to the public for more than a week, and is now redirecting people to a site for the Office of Special Education Programs ("OSEP")". She was for school choice, but made no commitment to improving public schools to also be a choice that guarantees a quality education.
DeVos, known to have donated more than $200 million to the Republican Party, has caused widespread controversy since President Donald J. Trump nominated her in November.
Trump repeatedly praised DeVos in the meeting while congratulating her for weathering a "very tough trial and a very unfair trial" in her confirmation fight in the Senate.
Though DeVos has only just begun her term as Secretary of Education, Pence clearly defines how the Trump administration hopes to approach public K-12 education in the United States: "Our children's futures should not be determined by their zip code", he said.
As someone who was born to money and married into even more money, DeVos has spent her adult life essentially doing nothing beyond giving away money she did not even earn.
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Although the post received a number of well wishes, a number of other responses held DeVos to task. The 51 "yes" votes only constituted Republicans, and "no's" included all 46 Democrats, Independents and two Republican senators from ME and Alaska.
What does this tell us about the education priorities of Trump and DeVos? "This oversight really speaks to the lack of regard for students and teachers across the country". "We don't need any further proof that DeVos runs this account", referring to billionaire GOP donor Betsy DeVos, who was narrowly confirmed as education secretary last week with a tie-breaker vote by Vice President Mike Pence. "Please let her in".
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