By now, all of America knows about education secretary Betsy DeVos. She is the billionaire whose only qualification was that she donated millions of dollars to Republican candidates, including Donald Trump. She and her children attended private schools. Until she was approved for her position by hypocritical Republicans, she had never set foot in a public school.
She has already proven that her goal is to destroy our public school system, and replace it with a ‘voucher system.’ This would cause enormous difficulty for children in our inner cities. This appears to be DeVos’ goal; to prevent minority children from receiving a quality education.
DeVos is afraid of the questions asked by knowledgeable educators; she is ignorant regarding our educational system.
She has now refused to address the Education Writers Association convention. Her staff claims that ‘there is a scheduling problem.’
Every Secretary of Education has addressed this group. DeVos has followed the lead of her boss and attempts to avoid reporters who might ask the ‘hard questions.’
DeVos is representative of the poor choices made by an unqualified leader. The inmates are truly running the asylum.
Trump has not only made questionable decisions, he has made choices which are diametrically opposed to the agencies they lead.
Not only is our educational system in jeopardy under the lead of Betsy DeVos, the world’s environment is in danger because of Scott Pruitt. Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, has very close ties to Vladimir Putin. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, made his fortune by recording the largest number of foreclosures during the housing crisis. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State, had only one qualification for his job; he has close personal and business ties with Vladimir Putin. Jeff Sessions is very likely a card carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan; he is undoubtedly a white supremacist. His nomination and confirmation as our nation’s Attorney General is an abomination.
This is what the American people face today. But Trump and his circle of sinners are outnumbered. We can remove every hypocritical Republican from office. Let’s begin in November of 2018 by giving the House back to Democrats, and removing traitor Mitch McConnell from power by selecting Democrats who are up for election in the Senate.
The United States of America belongs to you, not the government. Take it back.
by James Turnage
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