GOP Votes to Scuttle Public Education

Dems Exhaust Every Effort to Save It

Despite staunch efforts by Democrats to block it, senate Republicans voted to confirm anti-public education crusader Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary.

TIME: “DeVos, a billionaire philanthropist from Michigan, has no experience either working in, or attending, public schools, which she once dismissed as a “dead end.” Both she and her children attended private Christian academies.”

“She is the least-qualified nominee in a historically unqualified Cabinet,” Declared Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.

DeVos has spent “tens of millions of dollars to underwrite state-based initiatives allowing taxpayer dollars to fund private or religious schools,” and was “instrumental in backing the controversial expansion of for-profit charter schools and blocking legislation designed to oversee those institutions.”

More: Betsy DeVos and the twilight of public education (Source: The Detroit Free Press)