Betsy DeVos doesn’t get it.
But neither did Arne Duncan.
Whether right or left or somewhere in between, the person sitting at cabinet level tasked with advising the President on education matters invariably knows nothing about the purpose of public schools.
Duncan thought it had something to do with canned academic standards and standardized tests.
DeVos thinks it involves vouchers to religious or private schools.
But they’re both as wrong as two left shoes.
Public schools exist for one reason and one reason only – to meet the needs of children.
They exist to teach, to counsel, to inspire, to heal.
And all these other schemes favored by Dunce Duncan and Batty Betsy that purport to meet kids needs while somehow enjoying the totally unintended side effect of enriching wealthy investors…
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