What Betsy DeVos Says of Detractors Depends on the Day

She is a “how the wind is blowing” speaker.

Depends on which way the wind is blowing to determine her message of the day/moment.


Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos received an unprecedented amount of public resistance to her confirmation as US secretary of education.

Her take on public resistance to her utter disregard, painfully obvious ignorance, and established disdain for American public education changes with each situation– which she has already demonstrated in three US Department of Education press releases within a single week.

Consider an excerpt from her press release regarding the protesters who attempted to block her entrance into Jefferson Middle School in DC on February 10, 2017:

I respect peaceful protest, and I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education. No school door in America will be blocked from those seeking to help our nation’s school children.

Sounds good. It is, after all, politically correct to “respect peaceful protest.” However, DeVos’ neutral tone changed on February 15, 2017, in a speech to the Magnet Schools…

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