Protesters Try to Bar US Education Chief From Entering a School

Editorial: DeVos confirmation shows overwhelming power of partisanship

She also reveals what the new endeavors for Foreign Languages will look like; Firestone as DeVos presented the pamphlet that opens up to simply read the words, "Just Speak English".

Another Jefferson staff member said she spent the first part of the week calling senators to urge them to vote against DeVos. 'You should be so proud of yourself, ' the man says sarcastically. I really do love some good snark thrown into a political protest. Armed with facts about the billionaire's disdain for the public education system, lack of experience, and track record of "buying influence", parents of school-age children in particular were (and are) outraged and apprehensive about the future of American education.

Because that's all this is. "Primary responsibility for education should rest with those states, localities, and private institutions that have made our nation's educational system the best in the world", Carter wrote in his signing statement.

Democrats and labor unions vigorously fought the nomination, suggesting that DeVos would defund traditional public schools by diverting taxpayers' money to charter and private institutions. But they are themselves public schools that largely escape the hindrance of teachers unions and have innovative approaches that have often paid off greatly.

By accepting this position, DeVos will be working with all types of schools, all teachers, all students and their families regardless of income. Therefore, when expectations are low and you're in a district with underperforming charter and public schools, there is no incentive to improve and parents are left with one bad school choice after another.

DeVos was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday after running into stiff opposition during her confirmation hearings.

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This follows Trump's executive order making it clear that any undocumented migrant could be a priority for deportation. The situation highlighted fear among many immigrants about Trump's vow to deport those in the United States illegally.

Notably, DeVos has repeatedly stressed that education policy is better made at the state and local level, which, if she sticks to her word, should allay any rational concern that what we'll see is expansive federal overreach into education, which certainly should be avoided. About as fantastic as it is unrealistic. "My view is that she is committed to doing that".

"Just heard a protester blocked & nearly knocked Secy BetsyDeVos down at Jefferson", she wrote on Twitter.

DeVos has in front of her an important job and zero credibility.

But, being Michigan's wealthiest bunch, the DeVoses clearly don't mind spending a little extra cash to secure a secretarial spot for their matriarch. "Our students need more resources, not less".

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, spoke out against the protests in a tweet on Friday.

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