US Secretary Of Eduction Betsy DeVos: "Maybe I Should’ Visit Underperforming Schools"

Submitted by: littlemissqt 6 months ago in News & Politics


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos admitted she hasn’t visited the “really bad schools” in her home state of Michigan and advocated for “investing in students, not in school buildings” in an 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl that aired Sunday night. 

After DeVos cited studies that indicate more school choice within a state made public schools better, Stahl asked, “Have the public schools in Michigan gotten better?” DeVos replied, “I don’t know, overall, I can’t say overall that they have all gotten better.” When Stahl noted that the “whole state is not doing well,” the education secretary mentioned that “lots of pockets” that were doing well. 

Stahl also asked if she had visited the schools that were performing very poorly, and DeVos said she had “not intentionally visited schools that are underperforming.” Stahl replied, “Maybe you should.” To which DeVos said, “Maybe I should, yes.” DeVos has voiced concern about states not seizing the educational freedoms provided to states by the Every Student Succeeds Act, after she was roundly criticized for her performance during her confirmation hearing.
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Male 17,666
Lesley Stahl's skin tone and hair reminds me of Trump
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Male 5,900
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfwmB92NNFo

here we go betsy make em smile and shine
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Male 2,603
Ya the last Administration did so well helping the low preforming schools and in less then a year she has completely  destroyed the public school system, I don,t have any kids in school so I don't really follow that area. But like so many people you are so quick to hang some one when your favorite  party had years to fix these problems and failed to to it. I don,t have to go to the Getto to know its a bad place to live.
  Besides she tried to visit one low preforming school and she was blocked by protesters, make sense to me.
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Male 9,349
Spoken like someone born with a Silver Spoon in their mouth and NO IDEA what it's like at the bottom or middle.  Here's the arguement "Conservatives" make,  "Government sucks less is better!"  When you appoint people that DO NOT WANT Government to work why would you expect that Government TO WORK?  It's a catch 22.  If you want Governmnent TO WORK you need to Elect people that WANT IT TO WORK.
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Male 12,686
Did Trump appoint anyone qualified to his cabinet? That's an honest question.

Mnuchin, Tillerson, and Mattis maybe?

Devos, Carson, and Perry were absolute jokes.

I love that his whole deal was "drain the swamp" and run it "like a business" and then he fills tons of positions with cronies and supporters that are grossly unqualified.

Nothing will ever beat Rick Perry saying he wanted to eliminate the Department of Energy, well attempting to but he couldn't think of the name of it, and now being the head of it.

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Male 227
in my opinion she only got that job because her brother did some dirt for trump during the election. trump rewards loyalty over capability afterall
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Male 6,496
The education of our children is so important. I was appalled that someone so grossly unqualified made it through.
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Male 579
markust123 One could argue that's the point entirely. The Trump Administration seems to be intentionally placing departments heads who either are against the department entirely, or want to privatize the institution. Look at Scott Pruitt, Ben Carson, Betsy DeVos, etc. 

It's a systematic dismantling of their own departments. 
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Male 5,381
Devos has no business being involved in the education system, let alone being the US Secretary of Education.  She isn't even qualified to scrub toilets.
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Male 339
Maybe Betsy, you should fuck off.  You are a clueless, rich cunt who isn't qualified to do your job.  
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Male 8,675
Invest in students,  not buildings.  Heard that in the UK as well;  it means you're not getting any more money.  For years I worked in cramped,  shabby old schools then about eight years ago we got funding for a new build.  Staff unanimously agreed we wanted light , space,  air, storage,  good lines of vision,  a large central area for socializing.

The  result was a pleasure to work in.  We were already a damn good school going in but there were very noticeable improvements almost straight away. 
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Male 17,666
LordJim "Invest in students,  not buildings.  Heard that in the UK as well;  it means you're not getting any more money" public schools in the UK are well funded. We had a score of tennis courts and a (reasonable) golf course. They added buildings on a whim.
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