If you read any news source, you are fully aware that confirming the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary was a travesty. Mike Pence was forced to cast the deciding vote, proving that Republicans support special interests and have no concern for the American people. DeVos does not possess a single qualification for the position. She and her husband purchased her first job. They have donated more than $200 million to Republican politicians, including four who were on the committee which approved her nomination.
DeVos will make many mistakes in her new position. Hopefully her ignorance will not produce harm to our public schools and their students. But she made her first mistake by sending out a tweet. I assume she believed it to be humorous. No one else believed that it was funny.
“Day 1 on the job is done, but we’re only getting started. Now where do I find the pencils? :)”
She received a great amount of well-deserved criticism.
“@BetsyDeVos If YOU work in education, YOU buy the pencils, the paper, &, sometimes, a kid’s shoes. Spend a week in a school & GET A CLUE.”
“@BetsyDeVos you realize how NOT funny this is since most teachers buy their own supplies. But I bet you’re gonna pink slip them anyway.”
You can read others on the attached link.
I guess this is what we can expect from someone who has never been inside of a public school. How could she understand the hard work and sacrifice that our teachers offer their students each and every day? She is nothing more than a spoiled rich child who has never worked a day in her life; a perfect match for Trump.
DeVos will not take this job seriously. Like the other members of Trumps circle of sinners, she believes that money solves all problems. Sadly, in this situation, she will likely remove funding from our public schools and give it to her charter schools.
By James Turnage
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