Thursday, January 19, 2017

Block Betsy DeVos

Please join me by signing this petition to Senate Democratic leaders, urging them to do everything in their power to block Betsy DeVos from becoming secretary of education.

Betsy DeVos is the worst of all nominees currently being considered for Cabinet level positions in Trump's Administration. She is so UNQUALIFIED, it's scary.

DeVos is a woman who never went to public school, nor sent her children to public school, nor worked for public schools. Her agenda is to break the public education system, not educate kids but replace it with a for-profit model.

She doesn't know the law. She hasn't had any experience as an education administrator. And she basically believes there is no role for the Federal Government to play in education. During her confirmation hearing, she replied to almost every question, "I believe that is an issue for the States to decide." Over and over and over.

Asked how school performance should be assessed, she did not know the difference between growth, which measures how much students have learned over a given period, and proficiency, which measures how many students reach a targeted score.

Ms. DeVos even suggested that some school officials should be allowed to carry guns on school  premises. When pressed to explain why, her answer was "to defend against grizzly bears."

For more background, I recommend this Washington Post article:

Then click this link to sign the petition:


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