Monday, January 16, 2017

From the Betsy DeVos Archives: Letters to the Editor and Much More | deutsch29

From the Betsy DeVos Archives: Letters to the Editor and Much More | deutsch29:

From the Betsy DeVos Archives: Letters to the Editor and Much More


As a part of her response to “Common Questions for Executive Branch Nominees,” US ed sec nominee Betsy DeVos listed the following 19 entries as her “publications”:
  • Opinion Column, Detroit News, July 31, 1994
  • Letter to the Editor, Detroit News, August 26, 1997
  • Opinion Column, Detroit News, September 05, 1997
  • Opinion Column, Roll Call, September 06, 1997
  • Letter to the Editor, Detroit Free Press, September 21, 1998
  • Opinion Column, Detroit News, May 13, 2001
  • Opinion Column, Grand Rapids Press, June 23, 2001
  • Opinion Column, Traverse City Record Eagle, September 01, 2001
  • Opinion Column, Grand Rapids Press, December 21, 20011 (typo in list)
  • Opinion Column, Macomb Daily, August 07, 2002
  • Opinion Column, Grand Rapids Press, July 22, 2003
  • Opinion Column, Detroit News, February 08, 2004
  • Opinion Column, Grand Rapids Press, March 20, 2004
  • Opinion Column, Grand Rapids Press, May 02, 2004
  • Opinion Column, Detroit News, May 20, 2004
  • Letter to the Editor, Port Huron Times Herald, August 05, 2012
  • “Competition, Creativity and Choice in the Classroom,” SxSWedu, March 11, 2015
  • Press release, American Federation for Children, December 17, 2015
  • Letter to the Editor, Detroit Free Press, September 11, 2016
What one sees above supposedly constitutes the publications of a person nominated for the highly visible, highly influential position of US secretary of education.
I thought I might read DeVos’ dossier of opinion pieces. So, I went in search of them. The ones I located I have linked to in this post.
I have also linked to a number of additional news articles about DeVos and her activities. My search chiefly centered on 1994 to 2004; however, there are a few more recent articles, as well.
Regarding the 19 entries DeVos included as her publications: I located five.
I also located two additional opinion pieces that DeVos did not include on her “publications” list.
About Those 19 “Publications”
DeVos’ March 2015 SxSW paper was the easiest of the 19 to locate. In it, DeVos notes that “government sucks” and that “we don’t fire teachers enough,” which From the Betsy DeVos Archives: Letters to the Editor and Much More | deutsch29:


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