Sunday, March 26, 2017

The convenient pattern of Education Secretary DeVos’s school visits - The Washington Post

The convenient pattern of Education Secretary DeVos’s school visits - The Washington Post:

The convenient pattern of Education Secretary DeVos’s school visits


Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has toured four schools since she joined President Trump’s Cabinet in early February, and there’s a curious pattern to the visits.
These are the schools she visited:
Feb. 10 — Jefferson Middle School Academy, a traditional public school in Washington
March 3 — St. Andrew Catholic School, a parochial school in Orlando, where she toured with Trump
March 23 — Carderock Springs Elementary School, a traditional public school in Bethesda
March 24 — Valencia College, a community college in Kissimmee, Fla.
That’s two visits in the D.C. area — where she was met with protests — and two in Florida. Is that random?
The Education Department did not respond to a query about why these schools were selected.
But consider this:
Her office at the Education Department is in Washington.
In central Florida, the site of the other two schools she visited, the Michigan billionaire and her husband, Dick DeVos, own at least one home at Windsor, a private sporting club community on what the development’s website says is “a lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean.” This is where the extended DeVos family holds meetings of what it calls the The convenient pattern of Education Secretary DeVos’s school visits - The Washington Post:

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