One of US ed sec Betsy DeVos’ preferred phrases is “let me be clear.” She has used the phrase in numerous speeches/public responses (see here and here and here and here). However, I wonder what DeVos would say if she actually decided to be clear concerning her motivations in promoting two stock DeVosian ideas: 1) decision making *left to the states* and 2) hyperindividualism in school choice (i.e., that an education “system” is somehow a falsehood, an artifact of centuries past, or somehow in conflict with what is “best for each child”).
What if Betsy allowed America’s middle class behind the veil of her public words? How would such a speech read?
Below is my take on that very idea: Clear Betsy.
Without further ado, let the dance between fiction and reality begin.
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