State House Education Committee members weigh in on DeVos confirmation

  • State House Education Committee members weigh in on DeVos confirmation

State House Education Committee members weigh in on DeVos confirmation

Some even pointed out the likeness of the typo to newly-appointed education secretary Betsy DeVos, who has been criticised for being "so unqualified" and for having "disdain" for public education.

"The Department's failure to keep this critical resource operational makes it harder for parents, educators, and administrators to find the resources they need to implement this federal law and protect the rights of children with disabilities", the senators, who both opposed DeVos' cabinet nomination, said in a joint statement.

On Friday, DeVos' third full day on the job, she was temporarily blocked by protesters from entering a District of Columbia public school. Leave them to do the work in which American public schools used to specialize: namely, stuffing minds with knowledge and hearts with ambition. Victoria Pastorelle, a local student, noted that, "DuVoy is the least qualified of all possible candidates for the position".

Secretary DeVos has defended the right of parents to choose the learning environment that's best for their children.

I am a graduate of the public schools, and the son and nephew and brother and brother-in-law of public school teachers who, in my own estimation, faithfully honored their callings.

On Sunday the Minnesota senator Al Franken told CNN's State of the Union DeVos should have been allowed to walk into the DC building, joking that "it would have been her first time ever in a public school".

It was one of the first White House events for DeVos - a MI billionaire, school reform advocate and former state Republican Party chairman - since her confirmation a week ago on a tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate case by Vice President Mike Pence. "That will hurt teachers and students as a whole".

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President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, second from right, during a meeting with parents and teachers at the White House on February 14.

The teachers' organizations are afraid that underperforming teachers are going to lose their jobs. However, unlike public schools, charter schools accept public money without the same oversight as public schools.

"I think what it's going to mean for the country is stronger movement toward school choice and flexibility for school choice", he said. "Then public schools are left with tougher kids to educate and fewer resources and then everyone says the public schools are doing horribly".

As of Tuesday, the website www.idea.ed.gov is still down with no response from DeVos or her office.

The Department of Education has been tweeting tributes to black icons through February to celebrate Black History Month - and thus far, the other tweets have been error-free.

"Nebraska has so many issues related to state funding for education. That's when you're taking things to another level", Watson said.