Peter Greene: What You Need to Know About Betsy DeVos

Diane Ravitch's blog

Peter Greene says that people are mistaken to think that Betsy DeVos is a dope. She is not. She knows what she wants, and she is single-minded in pursuing her goals.

Just today, Peter posted an analysis of a long article in Politico about DeVos, in which the writer fails to mention her religious zealotry, and in which she blames her handlers for not preparing her for her confirmation hearings. What we learn from the Politico article is that Jeb Bush promoted her for Education Secretary. Bush, as events show, is a choice zealot, who like every kind of school except public schools. Actually, Bush recommended her to his friend Mike Pence, who ran the transgression. Both are anti-public school me. The article is more sympathetic to Betsy than most, and claims that she can’t do much damage and is constantly frustrated by the bureaucracy. We are reminded that…

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