Trump’s joke of an education secretary, Betsy DeVos was confirmed yesterday by the narrowest margin in the history of the Senate. In fact, no cabinet official has ever needed to be confirmed by way of a tie-breaking vote from the vice president.
Devos is part and parcel of Trump’s white supremacist vision for America. Like many of the Trumpistinians, she pretends to be a “conservative” for “traditional” values. But what her traditional values really stand for is ripping off tax payers by stealing public money from public schools and sending them over to backwards private schools that teach creationism and other delusional ideas.
So, you may ask, how does teaching students that the world is flat or that Jesus saves promote a white power agenda? You need to look no further than who and what DeVos is, a white, republican billionaire who is borderline insane when it comes to Jesus. Why would she want anything else other than to create white christian schools? What does she care about inner city youth or the success of public schools in the inner city? What does she even know or has she even experienced in terms of these schools?
Her record says it all.
DeVos has a history of using her billions to push for “school choice.” Which is really a system of taking away tax dollars from public schools and handing them over to white christian schools. In practice, “school choice” leads to the more affluent parents taking their students out of public schools as more minority students came in. This exacerbates de facto segregation, and enhances the separation of the races. The intended consequence, all along.
DeVos also apparently does not believe that schools that receive federal money should be forced to follow the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. Keep those retards away from my White Christian babies!!
DeVos has also used her position to “advance God’s Kingdom.” In something that sounds straight out of a mental hospital full of delusional nuts, DeVos sees the school system as the “battleground” for her to push her Christian faith. Who needs education when you have White Christians?
DevVos wants to use her position to “advance God’s Kingdom.” She sees the school system as a battleground to push her Christian Faith.
DeVos is quoted as saying, There “aren’t enough philanthropic dollars in America to fund what is currently the need in education.” Betsy DeVos also described her efforts, using the biblical term “Shephelah,” an area where battles — including between David and Goliath — were fought in the Old Testament.
“Our desire is to be in that Shephelah, and to confront the culture in which we all live today in ways that will continue to help advance God’s Kingdom, but not to stay in our own faith territory.”
Complete nut case.