Open letter urging Senate not confirm Betsy DeVos

The Mind of Hammy

[I sent this letter to my Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn. While I am doubtful it will have any impact, public education will be in serious jeopardy if Ms. DeVos is confirmed]

It is my sincere hope that you decline to confirm Ms. Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. Her history of lobbying in favor of funneling public funding toward charter and private schools is disturbing in itself. But some of her responses in her confirmation hearing were flat out ridiculous.

First and foremost, it is unacceptable that Ms. DeVos failed to recognize that IDEA was a federal law that must be followed by any school receiving federal funds. When she said “I may have confused [IDEA]”, she is showed a stunning lack of preparation that should have been expected for one wishing to be the head of the Department of Education. Public school teachers across the United…

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