The Bible-thumping, voucher-hound billionaire Drumpf wants to install as head of the Department of Education is not only unqualified to run the nation’s schools, she’s a little fuzzy on what the DOE actually does.
During her confirmation hearing Tuesday, she buckled under a softball question from Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), was ripped to shreds by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and said she thinks maybe teachers should have access to guns in schools to fend off the frequent grizzly bear attacks that occupy so much of educators’ time.
“Senator I think that’s a really interesting idea,” DeVos said when asked by Sanders about his plan to provide tuition-free college education. “And it’s really great to consider and think about, but I think we also have to consider the fact that there’s nothing in life that’s truly free, somebody’s going to pay for it.”
It would be all too funny if she wasn’t so fucking scary. I mean, jesus, her brother is the founder of Blackwater, the notorious mercenary group.
This Media Matters piece delves a little deeper into who DeVos really is and what she stands for. Spoiler alert: She’s not keen on public education.
And Brave New Films also is promoting a short film on DeVos’ contribution to failing districts in Michigan.