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Thread #161454   Message #3837546
Posted By: Greg F.
08-Feb-17 - 09:54 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Alternative Facts Thread
Subject: RE: BS: The Alternative Facts Thread
More on Ms. DeVos- she doesn't have to burn 'em down, Jim - sust starve 'em to death.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/opinion/betsy-devos-teaches-the-value-of-ignorance.html

Betsy DeVos Teaches the Value of Ignorance

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD   FEB. 7, 2017


"Government really sucks." This belief, expressed by the just-confirmed education secretary, Betsy DeVos, in a 2015 speech to educators, may be the only qualification she needed for President Trump.

Ms. DeVos is the perfect cabinet member for a president determined to appoint officials eager to destroy the agencies they run and weigh the fate of policies and programs based on ideological considerations.

She has never run, taught in, attended or sent a child to an American public school, and her confirmation hearings laid bare her ignorance of education policy and scorn for public education itself.

She indicated that she was skeptical of Education Department policies to prevent fraud by for-profit colleges a position favored, no doubt, by Mr. Trump, who just settled a fraud case against his so-called Trump University for $25 million.

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