The United States Senate deadlocked in a vote for Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education with a 50-50 tie. Vice President Mike Pence broke the tie, confirming Bad News Betsy as the next Secretary of Education in America. Now we recoup, focus, and battle. Hard. Fast. And Furious. She is going to unleash holy hell on public education. She who thinks grizzly bears can stop school shootings and IDEA is a state and local mandate. She who does not know the difference between growth and proficiency.
This is a billionaire. With no teaching experience whatsoever. She buys power and support and does nothing to earn it. Exactly what is wrong in education these days. We are about to enter an era of voucher hell which will only further segregate our schools. Hold on to your seats, this is going to be a very bumpy ride.
I salute Republican Senators Susan Collins (ME) and Lisa Murkowski (AK) for their courage in voting no. It is horrifying to think that 50 Republican Senators put party lines over the best interest of children. But this is Trump’s world and we are just living in it…
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As a teacher who worked with students with special needs for 37 years,I am extremely anxious about the quality of their education now and in the future. You need to become very familiar with IDEA. Many, if not all, non-public schools do not accept these students whose education can be very expensive and requires specially train teachers and staff.