Secretary of Education

Chuck Schumer Goes Wild

1/27/17
from The Wall Street Journal,
1/26/17:

The Democratic Senate leader loses his cool over Betsy DeVos.

Democrats have decided to oppose nearly every one of President Trump’s nominees, and Betsy DeVos seems to be a particular target. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer unleashed a verbal assault on the education nominee on Thursday that might have made Harry Reid blush, and it deserves notice as a sign of the political times. “The president’s decision to ask Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education should offend every single American man, woman, and child who has benefitted from the public education system in this country. Public education has lifted millions out of poverty, has put millions in good paying jobs,” Mr. Schumer declared in a statement. “Betsy DeVos would single-handedly decimate our public education system if she were confirmed. Her plan to privatize education would deprive students from a good public education, while helping students from wealthy families get another leg up.” Calm down, Chuck, or people may start calling you Chuckie, as in the movie. Mrs. DeVos doesn’t oppose public schools. She wants competing models of public education so bad schools get better. By the way, do those “wealthy families” include Democratic Senators Bob Casey,Sheldon Whitehouse,Al Franken and Maggie Hassan, who sent their kids to private schools? The tragedy here is that school reform was once bipartisan. Now Democrats do whatever the teachers unions tell them to.

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