As protests swept the nation this weekend, you may have overlooked the wave of pushback against Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Education Department.
From Los Angles to Washington, D.C., students, teachers, parents and public school advocates are demanding that the Senate reject her nomination. Critics are objecting to her lack of qualifications, her numerous conflicts of interest, her connection to dark money influence in politics and her lack of knowledge about the basics of education policy.
As I report for Raw Story, DeVos’s background, stated views, and charitable giving represent a political and cultural extremism incompatible with the federal government’s role in education.
The Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on her nomination.Continue Reading...