Gage Skidmore / Flickr Betsy DeVos...
Gage Skidmore / Flickr

On Tuesday, Betsy DeVos, in the hopes of reminding people that she is proof there is no meritocracy when it comes to being a billionaire, tweeted this out into the world:

Holy. Shit. If you have children in school. If you teach or work in a school. If you know anyone who has been near a school classroom in the last couple of decades, you realize that this sweeping generalization is not simply wrong, it’s offensive. As an aside, doesn’t DeVos know that plagiarizing stock photos and pretending they are your own work its an immediate docking of grade points?

Twitter’s more educated population made sure DeVos got an earful.

Here’s some documentary evidence for you Mrs. DeVos.

Educational thinker Diane Ravitch was measured in her response:

To be clear, there are hundreds of these responses to go through. Go below the fold to see a small sampling of truly educated people responding to Betsy DeVos’s failed grade of a Tweet.

And another truth bomb.

Maybe we can explain to Betsy DeVos that collaborative education is something that’s been going on for a long while, something that people like DeVos have forgotten, having anesthetized themselves from the rest of humanity in a vat of gold.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. BETSY DEVOS HAS NO IDEA WHAT EDUCATING LOOKS LIKE. WHY WOULD SHE? SHE HAS NO EXPERIENCE, NO BACKGROUND NOR INTEREST IN EDUCATING THE MASSES. SHE ONLY THINKS SHE KNOWS PRIVATE SCHOOLS BECAUSE THEY ARE EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE RICH. YOU KNOW, THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THEIR ACCOUNTING FIRMS PAY THEIR BILLS.

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