Stephen D. Lalonde

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Betsy Devos for Secretary of Education???? Really????

Posted on December 30, 2016 at 5:35 PM

There is absolutely no question about Donald Trump's agenda on public education. It is to destroy it and shift to privatized education that will further support the decimation of the middle class.

This country was built on the strength of  the free public education system. Betsy Devos has a history of trying to circumvent and destroy public education. She purchased the access to ramp up her ability to do that with huge donations to the Trump campaign. She has NO qualifications for the position. In fact her past acitivities actually disqualify her for such a post.

If the goal is to establish a pyramid scheme of for-profit pseudo-education, then she might be qualified.

I have been sorely dissappointed in the Obama administration's approach to public education and the leadership in that area, but this incoming administration is making me wish we could keep what we had. It was ill-informed and set goals that were far from the targets that should have been established, but it wasn't as intentionally destructive as this new agenda clearly is.

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