Vote on Education Secretary Delayed Until Next Tuesday

It can not be overstated - Betsy DeVos can not be our next secretary of education. "Senate Democrats have asked DeVos to explain why her political group failed to pay a $5.3 million fine for breaking campaign finance laws in OH".

DeVos has been a champion for school choice, especially in her home state of MI where she helped give poor families some of the same choices available to the rich. Her nomination is a sign of the profound disrespect that the new administration has for the dedicated people who work in our public schools. DeVos's lobbying has led to the destruction of public schools in MI. Nonsense like this is taking place in public schools all over America.

Betsy DeVos' hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions raised quite a few eyebrows, as the candidate for Secretary of Education appears to be unfamiliar with many components of the education system. "Americans want great schools for their children", he said in the address, but mothers and children in poverty get "an education system flush with cash, but which leaves our young and handsome students deprived of all knowledge". Elizabeth Warren was one of the Democratic committee members who fiercely questioned the nominee during her confirmation hearing. They asked for an opportunity to pose more questions, since "we did not know all of the financial and ethical information that has now been shared with us".

The UFT hosted the breakfast on January 18, the day after her confirmation hearing, to discuss Ms. DeVos's legacy in MI and what her nomination could mean for NY. All state and federal law that speaks to public education also speaks to public charter education.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders was also present at the hearing. She said it would be "premature". She was in that leading generation of kids who proved that with the appropriate education in public school with her age-mates, she could reach whatever goals she was capable of.

"Education is too important an issue, and the Secretary of Education is too important a position for the country and for this Committee, to jam a nominee through without sufficient questioning and scrutiny", the letter sent Monday reads. Would DeVos consider that sexual assault? But if Democrats can't do business with DeVos, then is there any intellectual opponent with whom they can? Maggie Hassan (D-NH), it became clear that DeVos thought this matter was up to each state to define. She married Dick DeVos, one of the heirs to the Amway Corporation. Under her voucher system philosophy, it is even conceivable that a white supremacist school could receive public money to teach white superiority. Therefore, I encourage Colorado Sen. "Enzi and the school he is talking about in Wyoming", she said. To which I say "potential grizzlies", Lamar. Class sizes, poverty and family issues, lack of technology, crumbling infrastructure, tight budgets, community apathy, student behavior and teacher morale are among what many districts deal with on a daily basis.

It was the largest margin of victory in Jersey City's history and the first time one slate won 100 percent of city council seats. But I'm experiencing a feeling of deja vu all over again and wondering if the Democrats' attacks on Betsy DeVos and school choice will simply produce a tsunami of reaction when the next national election comes around - one that results in Republicans winning percentages of the minority vote not seen since the post-Civil War years.

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