STAFF ED: Betsy DeVos teaches ignorance


As the saying goes, ignorance is bliss. But what if the ignorance comes from someone who is holding onto your future? Not so much of a bliss now.

Being a student at a public school, imagine if your secretary of education is a person who never went to a public school, refused to make her children go to a public school, pushed for vouchers to get tax money to support Christian schools, and has barely any political experience? Well, get ready. Because the imagination has just turned into a reality.
Billionaire Betsy DeVos is the new U.S. Secretary of Education. Vice Presidents Mike Pence cast the deciding vote, a first for any vice president when it comes to confirming a cabinet nominee. That’s because the Senate split 50-50 on her nomination due to misgivings some senators had about her qualifications.
Two Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, joined the Democrats voting against DeVos, who favors a low-regulation system in which private companies can profit from public education.
DeVos being a devout Christian conservative cannot be fair about making certain decisions about public schools having never spent a day at a public school.
And now she is in charge of more than 70 million students.