Betsy DeVos is dangerously unqualified to serve as education secretary

Here is an article from the NEA (National Educational Association) regarding our President’s choice to serve as Educational Secretary.  This is one march that we as teachers should support and rally against.  This Educational Secretary Betsy DeVos, if given the opportunity would take away the rights for all children to receive a public school education.  I quote from the article:

“Educators believe America is a country where all children have the right to a public education that helps them reach their full                        potential. We know that their opportunity to succeed should not depend on living in the right zip code.”

I agree with that. Just because people live in a zip code that might be in a town that has more money than others does not mean that they should get a better education.  For example, I work in a nice area of Brooklyn, and I think the kids that I educate are just as deserving of an excellent education as kids that live in Nassau County.  Why should it be any different?  As they say all public schools should be open to anyone of any culture or economic status.  We can not deprive our children of a good education just because one has more money than the other.  All public schools should hire qualified teachers that will give this education to these children no matter what their background or economic status is.  First off, the job of this person they hire as Educational Secretary is to protect the students not based on their needs outside of the school.  Her job is to make education a better place for children, not to tear it apart and privatize it as she wants to do.  She has done this for years, even in her home state of Michigan where she has not supported public schools but instead has asked for privatization of them and who is left to suffer?  The Students and their families who pay the taxes for her failed attempts at education.

So what needs to be done is that they need to hire someone who has educational experience and will do the best for our children and their children.  If this continues the future of education will suffer by putting Trump’s Educational Secretary in place especially since she has no educational background.  With that how can she know what is best for the teachers, and the educational system?  As teachers lets support the NEA in the fight to stop the Trump-DeVos  agenda for public education because it is all wrong.

Check out the link on the unqualified Betsy Devos written by the NEA from January 2017.

 

Feel free to comment below.  (If you support DeVos in her attempt to change education, know that you might be disagreed with but noone will attack your comments or the comments will be deleted.)

 

3 thoughts on “Betsy DeVos is dangerously unqualified to serve as education secretary”

  1. Senators made a disgrace of her knowledge of the children with disabilities act and a parent’s right to oversee funding – Devos skirted the senators question in regard to charter and voucher schools in relation to parental guidance. Next, she didn’t even acknowledge or know what growth rate across all levels meant in addition no idea how to handle a trillion dollar system of student loans. The senators were only able to ask one question and advised it was definitely not enough. I called my love kcal senator to say no to Devos!!! Please do the same❤✌️

  2. check this out:

    The vote to confirm billionaire and completely UNQUALIFIED Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education was delayed due to outpouring of resistance. That means your efforts are beginning to pay off.
    The hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will now be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 31.
    So it’s time for us to act now:
    If you oppose her appointment, please call one of the following Senators who are key in the confirmation vote to express your opposition on the appointment.
    At least 3 of these senators need to be convinced in order to block DeVos’ nomination.
    Don’t email. Don’t tweet. Don’t complain on Facebook.
    Please call them!
    Then, PLEASE SHARE WIDELY:

    If you live in one of the states represented below, PLEASE call YOUR Senator.
    If you don’t, pick one and call him/her:
    Susan Collins (ME) 207.622.8414..&..202.224.2523
    Lamar Alexander (TN) 615.736.5129..&..202.224.4944
    Lisa Murkowski (AK) 907.586.7277..&..202.224.6665
    Johnny Isakson (GA) 770.661.0999..&..202.224.3643
    Orrin Hatch (UT) 801.524.4380..&..202.224.5251
    Richard Burr (NC) 336.631.5125..&..202.224.3154..&.. 910.251.1058..&..828.350.2437
    Michael Enzi (WY) 202.224.3424
    Dr. Bill Cassidy (LA) 202.224.5824
    Pat Roberts (KS) 202.224.4774
    Tim Scott (SC) 202.224.6121

  3. Look what i just got from our Union. Along the lines of the above post.

    Dear Activist,
    It’s working. You’ve sent more than 800,000 emails to senators, and called their offices more than 32,000 times, demanding that they reject Betsy DeVos’ nomination to be secretary of education.
    Now the Senate Education Committee has delayed their vote. Senators are being inundated with your emails and calls, and they’re looking more closely at DeVos’ clear and demonstrated lack of knowledge of public education, and at her concerning ethics disclosures.
    If you haven’t taken action yet, now is the time. If you’ve already contacted your senators, it’s time to contact them again. Here’s the plan:
    Step 1: Email your senators. Keep up the drumbeat that DeVos is completely unqualified to be put in charge of our nation’s schools.
    Step 2: Call your senators at 1-855-882-6229. Make sure they feel the pressure in Washington and in their district offices.
    Step 3: Share this post on Facebook. Spread the word that you don’t want DeVos to be confirmed, and ask your friends to contact their senators, too.
    Thanks for stepping up. Your voices are being heard, and you are making a huge difference.
    Mary Kusler
    Senior Director, NEA Center for Advocacy
    Published weekly by the National Education Association. To subscribe: http://edadvocacy.nea.org.
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