In the Name of Jesus, DeVos to Destory Public Schools
Public education supporters have legit reasons to be worried about President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.
Living through the assault on government schooling in my home state of Wisconsin by Governor Scott Walker and his cohorts, I know firsthand how public education is mangled by anti-government types, like Walker and DeVos.
A recent New York Times op-ed correctly connects DeVos to the extreme right wing of the GOP committed, in the name of Jesus Christ, to dismantling anything government run. In their binary view of the world--DeVos, Walker, and their cult approach all government-run entities as evil. If government anything succeeds, then everything run by government is possible--so, therefore, the evil government schools must be dismantled. Their anti-government schools playbook includes vouchers, private charters, union busting, school choice, funding cuts, and anti-public school propaganda.
DeVos' family money is connected to all kinds of anti-public education groups, including the Education Action Group. EAG guises itself as a real news agency, but in actuality is an anti-public education organization funded by right wing operatives (like the Bradley Foundation) and works often with other Tea Party-type organizations (such as Breitbart and MacIver Institute). EAG's head demolition man is Kyle Olson--a free market apologist who makes his living trying to One Teacher's Perspective: In the Name of Jesus, DeVos to Destory Public Schools: