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Betsy DeVos openly admits she's using the pandemic to impose her private school choice agenda

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by philnotfil, May 23, 2020.

  1. philnotfil

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    She wasn't qualified for the job in the first place, and has been using her position to work against public education in America. If this administration was serious about draining the swamp, she wouldn't be the secretary of education.

    Betsy DeVos admits using coronavirus crisis to impose her agenda

     
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  2. CaptUSMCNole

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    Never let a crisis go to waste. That is a famous DeVos saying, isn't it?

    Oh no, that right, is was this guy.
     
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  3. gatordavisl

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    So much for a separation between church and state . . .
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/loca...90b926-9b99-11ea-ad09-8da7ec214672_story.html
     
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  4. gatordavisl

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    DeVos obviously does not care about the spirit/intent of Title I.
     
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  5. VAg8r1

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    If at first you don't succeed try again.
    Things Didn’t Go Well When Betsy DeVos Was Confronted With Her Department’s Charter School Fraud
    And then there was this:
    A sobering look at what Betsy DeVos did to education in Michigan — and what she might do as secretary of education
    DeVos was appointed Secretary of Education for one reason and it wasn't for her competence. It was because she and her family were large donors to the Republican Party and for her role as an advocate for the right-wing educational agenda.
    Betsy Devos wants to do for the rest of country which she did for Michigan and especially Detroit.
     
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  6. Emmitto

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    As a teacher she’s my most detested member of the admin.
     
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  7. philnotfil

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    The Dolores Umbridge of our time.
     
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  8. Emmitto

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    Corrupt AND unqualified.

    One of my buds had his student loans forgiven through PSLF. He said they told him he was in the less than 1% to ever be approved. No one said names but basically said the process is slow walked trying to get rid of it altogether before they pay out much.
     
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  9. philnotfil

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    I have a friend who took a job at a school in a prison to get the last couple years of their public service in for loan forgiveness. At the time they were told it would count, went through two years of terrible stuff, got to the end of everything and got turned down for the loan forgiveness because of how the paperwork lined up.
     
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  10. gatorknights

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    All the best people. MLM princess screwing up education. Who knew?
     
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  11. rivergator

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    Well before DeVos, it seemed to me that the goal of many conservatives was to shift money from public schools to private schools.
    Even when they started talking about school choice to help low-income kids.
     
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  12. Emmitto

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    True, but she specifically is a loan shark. That makes it especially disgusting.
     
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  13. GatorNorth

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    I remember for many years the discussion was all about private school vouchers.
     
  14. rivergator

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    Yeah, I always figured that's where it was headed. So people can send their kids to private schools and not pay for public schools.
     
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  15. Gator515151

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    The Bush educational program was called "No child left behind" if we elect Biden I have a feeling it will be "No child's behind left alone".
     
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  16. RIP

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    Lulz
     
  17. Trickster

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    Mine is a tie between Pompeo and Barr, also religious zealots.
     
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  18. AndyGator

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    For satan?
     
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  19. Emmitto

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    I can’t think of one I truly like. Ironically, Rexxon was prolly the best they had. He was predictably dirty, but ironically not anywhere close enough to the standard to make it long.
     
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  20. CaptUSMCNole

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    You mean the federal government gave out money and then changed the rules associated with that money and how it was paid back? I'm shocked! And so was JP Morgan Chase after TARP.

    This happens all the time under both Republican and Democratic Admins. What you are describing sounds more like bureaucratic issues rather than the head of an agency targeting people. And that is coming from someone that has 12+ years of dealing with the VA.