Republican’s support for Donald Trump has gone too far. They are helping him destroy much of the good about America. Only one of his nominees should have been approved by the Senate; Nikki Haley. All of the others who received the Senate’s approval are unqualified and actually oppose the agencies they now lead.
One of the worst is Betsy DeVos who was rewarded with her position as Secretary of Education for donating millions of dollars to Republican politicians.
She seeks the end of our public school system. She would replace it with a ‘voucher system;’ forcing our nation’s children to attend private schools.
This creates many problems for most American families. Private schools are seldom located in our inner cities. Travel for hundreds of thousand of boys and girls would be difficult if not impossible. In addition, and of enormous importance, is the reality that many private schools discriminate.
DeVos prefers Christian schools. Children whose families practice the religion of Islam, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, and others are not welcome. Children who have declared themselves members of the LGBTQ community would be banished. Would accommodations be made for children with disabilities? All schools would surely require every student to speak fluent English. (Trump must have attended public school; his language is mostly gibberish.)
DeVos spoke before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday. She was informed that Indiana adopted a voucher program, and their Christian schools discriminate. When asked about this possibility with a federal voucher system, DeVos had a stock answer; which was no answer at all.
“Schools that receive federal funds must follow federal law.”
Every time she was asked a similar questions, DeVos gave the same answer. When Senator Jeff Merkley, (Dem. Oregon), stated that federal discrimination laws are ‘somewhat foggy,’ and how she would ensure that LGBTQ children would not be discriminated against, DeVos once again refused to answer the question.
“Senator, I said it before and I’ll say it again, that schools that receive federal funds must follow federal law,” DeVos replied.
Why won’t she simply admit that she can’t answer the question because she is unqualified and knows nothing about education? But why should any member of Trump’s circle of sinners begin telling the truth now?
If allowed to, DeVos will destroy our educational system, and move our nation to the bottom the list of the best in the world.
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by James Turnage
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