Well, well, well. It looks as though Cruella DeVos may not be darkening the doorways in the education arena for too much longer— good news for us all, even as there’s bigger and better news rocketing through the cybersphere. This is hugely important.
From a RawStory report, quoting Politico:
“President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is “one of the most ineffective people ever to hold the job,” say some insiders, and education officials are already starting to plan for a “post-Devos landscape” when she is removed or steps down.
In a comprehensive profile, Politico said billionaire evangelical Christian DeVos has found herself stymied by the bureaucratic restraints on her job, but that bringing about change in Washington requires “time, patience and government savvy — three things she does not have.”
My gosh, it’s been so obvious to us all over here, but at least in my eyes, I wondered whether there was just too much money floating around eager to support her horrible notions (or rather, lack of notions) concerning how schools should be run and how education should be administered. Case in point:
“The Secretary wants to allow parents more freedom to withdraw their children from public schools and enroll them in charter schools, religious schools and private schools. What makes DeVos radical is she wants federal tax dollars to follow those children out of the public school system.”
“She can talk about bureaucracy and how constraining it is for her, but a Republican-controlled Congress rejected her budget proposals. She can’t fill her senior staff slots. Morale is terrible at the department,” says Thomas Toch of FutureEd — an education think tank affiliated with Georgetown University’s McCord School of Public Policy. “And I’ll tell you, in Washington education circles, the conversation is already about the post-DeVos landscape, because the assumption is she won’t stay long. And for my money, I don’t think it would be a bad thing if she left. I think she’s been probably one of the most ineffective people to ever hold the job.”
Go to Politico for the full story here:
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