The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

VP Pence Casts Historic Vote to Confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

Posted on | February 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

The New York Times:

The Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos on Tuesday as education secretary, approving the embattled nominee only with the help of a historic tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence.
The 51-to-50 vote elevates Ms. DeVos — a wealthy donor from Michigan who has devoted much of her life to expanding educational choice through charter schools and vouchers, but has limited experience with the public school system — to be steward of the nation’s schools.
Two Republicans voted against Ms. DeVos’s confirmation, a sign that some members of President Trump’s party are willing to go against him, possibly foreshadowing difficulty on some of the president’s more contentious legislative priorities.
It was the first time that a vice president has been summoned to the Capitol to break a tie on a cabinet nomination, according to the Senate historian. Taking the gavel as the vote deadlocked at 50-50, Mr. Pence, a former member of the House, declared his vote for Ms. DeVos before announcing that Mr. Trump’s nominee for education secretary had been confirmed.
The two Republicans who voted against the nominee, Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, announced their opposition to her last week. . . .
For many in the education community, Ms. DeVos’s full-throated support for charter schools and vouchers — which allow students to use taxpayer dollars to pay tuition at private, religious and for-profit schools — is emblematic of a disconnection from the realities of the education system. . . .

(Via Memeorandum.) Who is “the education community”? The bureaucrats and teachers unions and activist groups who want the federal government to impose a left-wing agenda on schools that brainwash children through a compulsory indoctrination program funded by taxpayer money. The government school system is not about teaching kids facts and skills, it’s about promoting atheism, socialism and sexual deviance. Christianity is specifically prohibited from government school classrooms and the curriculum is anti-Christian. The teachers are all corrupt left-wing union thugs who are actively training children to vote Democrat. If you are a Republican parent, your child’s school teacher considers you the enemy, and is teaching your child to hate you.

Donald Trump appointed an Education secretary that “the education community” hates, and let’s hope Secretary DeVos earns their hate.



One Response to “VP Pence Casts Historic Vote to Confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education”

  1. Transgender ‘Social Contagion’ : The Other McCain
    February 8th, 2017 @ 1:21 pm

    […] by Rivka Edelman is being encouraged by public school teachers and administrators. Why do you think liberals hate Betsy DeVos so much? Do you think Trump’s new Secretary of Education might put a stop to this? Let’s hope […]