Tag: Betsy

Betsy DeVos and the politics of fear: A not-so-fond farewell to Trump’s education secretary

Even Betsy DeVos — one of the longest-serving of Donald Trump’s revolving-door cabinet secretaries — finally reached what she called an “inflection point” with the former president’s open call for violent insurrection, resigning slightly before he left office. Amid the chaotic Trump administration, DeVos was in many ways the perfect choice for education secretary. She showed an astounding lack of knowledge about public education. She seemed at best uninterested and at worst downright hostile to America’s public schools.

DeVos’ tenure leaves us with unanswered questions: How is it possible that the leader of the Education Department could be so indifferent

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Betsy DeVos’s Education Record – WSJ

President Trump’s post-election meltdown will forever stain his legacy, but it shouldn’t erase the good done over four years by many of his appointees. The Trump years provided a crucial correction to the progressive excesses of the Obama years, and as the left prepares to retake power it is already trying to rewrite history.

Take Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who is being kicked on her way out the door. “Good riddance, Betsy. You were the worst Secretary of Education ever,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted following Mrs. DeVos’s resignation last week as a matter of principle after the riots at the

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Elizabeth Warren Called Betsy DeVos the “Worst Secretary of Education Ever” in Scathing Send-Off

Betsy DeVos and Elizabeth Warren
Betsy DeVos and Elizabeth Warren

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On Thursday, January 7th, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos submitted her resignation in response to the riot in the Capitol spearheaded by supporters of President Donald Trump. She, like other cabinet members and members of the Senate and House, pegged President Trump as the direct cause for the attack, which resulted in five deaths and destruction of Capitol Hill, however Democrat Congresspeople, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, aren’t about to make DeVos a hero for distancing herself from Trump a mere 12 days before he leaves office.

In

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Teachers Union Burns Betsy DeVos With 2 Memorable Words After Resignation

The Daily Beast

The Capitol Riot Is Over. But the Search for Booby Traps Could Take Weeks.

By Elaine ShannonThe U.S. Capitol is not safe.It’s safer than it was Wednesday, when a mob stormed it shortly after 1 p.m. The Capitol complex was declared secured by the police by 5:40 p.m.And it’s safer after U.S. Capitol Police discovered a red GMC Sierra 1500 pickup parked near the Capitol which, according to an affidavit filed by a U.S. Capitol policeman, contained a handgun, an M4 carbine assault rifle, magazines of ammunition and 11 mason jars filled with a gasoline-Styrofoam mix, that,

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos To Resign After Pro-Trump Riot At Capitol

The Guardian

From Charlottesville to the Capitol: how rightwing impunity fueled the pro-Trump mob

The playbook for the 6 January insurrection had been tested across the country for yearsAs Susan Bro watched the footage of a mob of white Trump supporters breaking into the US Capitol and halting the official count of the 2020 election results, she was “mad as hell”, but she was not surprised.Bro’s daughter, Heather Heyer, was murdered in 2017 while protesting against neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia. Donald Trump had responded to Heyer’s death by saying there were “very fine people on both sides”.On Wednesday, Trump responded

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