Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Betsy DeVos, Democrats, and Good Theater

Betsy DeVos, Democrats, and Good Theater:

Betsy DeVos, Democrats, and Good Theater


You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
—Maya Angelou
Betsy DeVos
I think one thing Betsy DeVos has done is wake America up to what’s happening to our public schools. Now Americans will either fight for public schools, or they will go back to sleep.
I am an optimist, and I think this whole mess will keep people watching her. And they will watch the bought-off Republicans who thought more about themselves than they did about America’s children.
I have a friend who doesn’t like public schools. He and I have gotten along throughout the years by pretty much staying off topic or only discussing schools lightly. He is a good person and has volunteered as a tutor in public schools and charters.
But he sent me several articles about Betsy DeVos recently in the mail—mostly positive about her. One was from the Wall Street Journal, which hates public schools.
When I emailed him and asked if he saw the DeVos confirmation hearing, he replied Betsy DeVos, Democrats, and Good Theater:


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