Rep. DeLauro Blasts Betsy DeVos’s Education Cuts


BETSY DEVOS IS DEALING WITH
TOUGH QUESTIONING FROM REPRESENTATIVES REGARDING HER
EDUCATION POLICIES AND THE FACT THAT UNDER THE WHITE HOUSE’S
NEWLY RELEASED BUDGET PROPOSAL EDUCATION WOULD LOSE ABOUT $9.3
BILLION IN FUNDING. ONE REPRESENTATIVE WHO IS NOT HAPPY
ABOUT THIS IS REPRESENTATIVE ROSA DELAURO, A DEMOCRAT FROM
CONNECTICUT, LET’S GO TO VIDEO 6 WHERE SHE KIND OF GIVES IT TO
BETSY DEVOS BANG IN AN AGGRESSIVE FASHION. THIS IS A BUDGET, AND I
CHARACTERIZED IT, MR. CHAIRMAN, IN THE AG APPROPRIATIONS
COMMUNITY, IT IS CRUEL, INHUMANE, AND HEARTLESS. A $9.2
BILLION CUT TO EDUCATION. AND WHEN MY COLLEAGUE TALKED ABOUT
— THERE IS 10% — THERE IS LESS MONEY GOING TO HIGH POVERTY
AREAS, SO TEACHERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE NOVICES IN THESE
PLACES. THOSE UNDERSERVED AREAS ARE GOING TO BE HURT, NONE OF US
HERE ARE GOING TO BE HURT, BUT MILLIONS OF KIDS AROUND THIS
COUNTRY WILL BE SUFFER WITH THIS CUT IN THE EDUCATION PROGRAMS,
WHICH ARE SUPPOSED TO SERVE OUR YOUNGSTERS, MAKE SURE THEY HAVE
A GOOD FUTURE AND A BRIGHT FUTURE. AND I’M GOING TO FIGHT
THIS BUDGET, MR. CHAIRMAN, WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BODY BECAUSE
IT IS WRONG TO DO THIS TO OUR KIDS. WITH ABSOLUTELY NO RESPECT TO
BETSY DEVOS, I JUST DON’T THINK SHE UNDERSTANDS WHAT SHE’S
DOING. I’M OKAY WITH LEARNING ON THE JOB, THAT’S FINE, BUT SHE
DOESN’T UNDERSTAND HER POSITION AND WHAT SHE IS SUPPOSED TO BE
DOING. AND IT’S SAD. I DON’T ROCK WITH HER FUNDAMENTALLY
BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT AN HBCU WAS, AND I WENT TO ONE, SO
I HAD A PROBLEM WITH HER. BUT YOU RUN PUBLIC EDUCATION, AND
YOU ARE CUTTING IT. SHE SUPPOSED TO BE IMPROVING THE SITUATION,
NOT CUTTING FUNDS FROM HER OWN BUDGET. WHAT IS SHE DOING, TYING
HERSELF UP? IS SHE A MAGICIAN? THERE ARE SOME AREAS WHERE SHE
DOES KNOW WHAT SHE’S DOING, SHE’S BEEN INFLUENCING EDUCATION
IN MICHIGAN FOR SOME TIME NOW BY PUSHING IT TOWARD PRIVATIZATION
OR TOWARD CHARTERS, AND THAT HAS BEEN A POLITICAL PASSION OF
HERS, SO I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE’S DOING WHEN
IT COMES TO THAT. AND I TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE — WHEN IT
COMES TO THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THEY DON’T PRIMARILY
FOCUS ON POLICY THAT IMPACTS GRADE SCHOOLS. USUALLY THAT IS
UP TO THE STATES. BUT WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW IS TRYING TO
INFLUENCE OR AT LEAST INCENTIVIZE STATES TO PUSH
TOWARD SCHOOL CHOICE, THESE FACTORS IN THESE CHARTER
SCHOOLS, IN ORDER TO GET FEDERAL FUNDING. SO THAT WILL HAVE AN
IMPACT ON WHAT STATES ULTIMATELY DECIDE, AND THE FACT THAT THEY
WILL CUT $9.3 BILLION FROM EDUCATION SHOWS YOU WHERE THEIR
PRIORITIES ARE. THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT SCHOOL CHOICE, THEY CARE
ABOUT PRIVATIZING, AND IT’S BAD ALL AROUND. SHE IS INCOMPETENT
WHEN IT COMES TO CERTAIN THINGS LIKE UNDERSTANDING HOW
GOVERNMENT WORKS, AND IT’S BEEN CLEAR BASED ON SOME OF THE
ANSWERS SHE HAS GIVEN, OR UNDERSTANDING THE PROPER WAY TO
FEND OFF BEARS, SHE’S BEEN BAD AT ANSWERING THOSE
QUESTIONS AS WELL. BUT I THINK IN SOME REGARD SHE
KNOWS WHAT SHE’S DOING AND IT’S DANGEROUS. SHE IS NUDGING TOWARD
PRIVATIZATION, AS ANA SAYS, AND TOWARDS CHARTER SCHOOLS, THOSE
ARE THE TWO THINGS SHE’S BEEN UNAPOLOGETIC ABOUT, AND SHE’S
TRYING TO CONTINUE THAT NOW THAT SHE’S IN A POWER POSITION IN
GOVERNMENT. I DON’T THINK IT’S OKAY TO
LEARN ON THE JOB. ON SOME JOBS IT IS — LIKE MCDONALD’S, THEY CAN SHOW
YOU WHERE TO PUT THE STUFF IN THE FRYER. BUT NOT THIS JOB. YOU COULD LEARN ON THE JOB TO
BE A BASEBALL BROADCASTER, YOUR COMPANY MIGHT SUFFER, LIKE THIS
GUY DOESN’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BASEBALL, BUT NO ONE IS HURT BY
IT. PEOPLE MIGHT BE IRRITATED — I JUST WANT TO SAY THIS
GRAPHIC IS EVERYTHING. THESE ARE THE 88TH RICHEST
FAMILY IN THE COUNTRY, SHE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT EDUCATION. IF
YOU WERE SERIOUS ABOUT GOVERNING, AND TRUMP ISN’T, THE
PEOPLE HE APPOINTED ARE SERIOUS ABOUT UNGOVERNING, AND IF YOU
ASK TO BETSY DEVOS, GET RID OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION? SHE
WOULD LIKE TO GET RID OF IT. REPUBLICANS WOULD LIKE TO LEAVE
IT UP TO THE STATES. SOME STATES WILL THRIVE, SOME WON’T, SHE
DOESN’T WANT TO SPEND THE MONEY. BUT THEY WANT TO UNGOVERN. THEY
ARE NOT INTERESTED IN GOVERNING, THAT’S WHY IT IS STUNNING —
THAT’S WHY A GUY LIKE JOHN KASICH STOOD OUT SO MUCH, HE’S A
CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN, I DISAGREED WITH HIM ON EVERYTHING
— HE SEEMS TO HAVE AN INTEREST IN RUNNING THINGS. HE WOULD LIKE
THE GOVERNMENT TO WORK, AT LEAST. AND THIS WING OF THE
REPUBLICAN PARTY, WHICH IS NOW FULLY IN CHARGE OF THE PARTY,
THEY DON’T WANT TO GOVERN. THEY WANT SO MUCH LESS GOVERNMENT
THAT THEY DON’T WANT TO DO IT. AND THESE ARE REAL JOBS, THERE
ARE CONSERVATIVES WHO AT LEAST KNOW ABOUT EDUCATION, BUT THEY
WANT TO DESTROY THE TEACHERS UNION, THEY THINK TEACHERS ARE
THE BAD GUYS, AND THEY WANT EVERYBODY TO GO TO PRIVATE
SCHOOL. THAT WOULD BE THE ULTIMATE GOAL, BECAUSE DEEP DOWN
THEY THINK PUBLIC SCHOOL IS A GIANT FAILURE AND WE CAN’T FIX
IT OR GET IT RIGHT. I DON’T EVEN THINK THEY
BELIEVE THAT. THEY CONSISTENTLY DEFUND PUBLIC EDUCATION AND
FUNNEL THAT TAXPAYER MONEY INTO PRIVATE SCHOOLS WHICH
EFFECTIVELY — YOU ARE ABOUT THE RESOURCES FROM ANYTHING AND OF
COURSE IT WILL START FAILING. I DON’T THINK THEY SEE PUBLIC
SCHOOLS AS A FAILURE, I THINK THEY SEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AS
INSTITUTIONS THAT NEED TO ABIDE BY THE CONSTITUTION, YOU CAN’T
TEACH RELIGION IN THESE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THEY HATE THAT, THEY
DON’T WANT THESE KIDS LEARNING ABOUT EVOLUTION OR CLIMATE
CHANGE, THEY WANT THESE KIDS TO LEARN ABOUT CREATIONISM AND
WHATEVER GARBAGE THEY BELIEVE IN THEIR OWN HOUSEHOLDS. AND THAT
IS THE PROBLEM, THAT’S MY BIGGEST ISSUE. THEY DON’T HAVE
ANY INTEREST IN REFORMING EDUCATION SO IT TEACHES KIDS
QUALITY CURRICULUM, THEY WANT TO REFORM IT SO IT ESSENTIALLY
TEACHES THEM, OR INDOCTRINATE THEM, THE WAY THEY WANT KIDS TO
BE INDOCTRINATED IN THIS COUNTRY, THAT’S THE REAL
PROBLEM. AND ALSO THEY DON’T WANT THEIR TAXPAYER MONEY TO GO
TO EDUCATION, THEY WANT TO HOARD THE WEALTH FOR THEMSELVES. I
DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH SHE’S WORTH — $5.4 BILLION. AND YOU SAID ROSA
DELAURO WENT FOR BETSY DEVOS — THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS YOU CAN REALLY SAY
ABOUT THAT CUT EDUCATION, I LIKE WHAT SHE SAID, I APPRECIATE THAT
SHE SPOKE UP, I JUST WANT US TO GET OUT OF THIS LET’S BE SO
NICE. THAT’S NOT MAKING ME FEEL GALVANIZED AGAINST HER, I’M
GALVANIZED BECAUSE IT’S WRONG AND I UNDERSTAND NUMBERS, BUT I
FEEL LIKE WE NEED TO GET IN THE GAME OF MESSAGING AND CALLING IT
WHAT IT IS. THAT IS A HUSTLE, THAT’S HORRIBLE FOR THE COUNTRY,
THAT WILL RUIN THINGS FOR PEOPLE. KIDS AREN’T GOING TO BE
ABLE TO GO TO SCHOOL, IT WILL BE A PROBLEM. CALL IT WHAT IT IS,
DON’T COUCH IT AND CALL IT INHUMANE. SAY WHAT IT IS. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT
THE RHETORIC OF CALLING SOMETHING INHUMANE IS TOO SOFT. YOU’RE SAYING YOU WOULD EXPLAIN
TO PEOPLE IN THAT MOMENT THAT YOU HAVE THEM WHAT THIS
ACTUALLY DOES TO KIDS. THIS WILL DESTROY PEOPLE WHO
CAN’T AFFORD TO PAY FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL. IT WILL DESTROY OPPORTUNITIES
FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE UNDERPRIVILEGED. IF YOU DON’T
HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY FOR PRIVATE GRADE SCHOOL, YOU WON’T
EVEN GET A CHANCE TO GET EDUCATED, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY
IF YOU DO HAVE THE MONEY TO AFFORD PRIVATE SCHOOL, THOSE
SCHOOLS DON’T HAVE TO ABIDE BY IMPORTANT STANDARDS. SCIENTIFIC
STANDARDS, FOR INSTANCE. BY THE WAY WE ALL UNDERSTAND HOW
SERIOUS THIS IS, BUT ONE PERSON WHO APPARENTLY THINKS THIS IS A
JOKE IS REPRESENTATIVE TOM COLE, TAKE A LOOK AT HIS REACTION AND
RESPONSE TO DELAURO’S LINE OF QUESTIONING. I’M GOING TO FIGHT THIS BUDGET
WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BODY BECAUSE IT IS WRONG TO DO THIS
TO OUR KIDS. I HAVE NO DOUBT. MADAM
SECRETARY, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE
TODAY, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TESTIMONY, YOUR
PROFESSIONALISM, I PARTICULARLY LOVED THE EMPHASIS ON CHOICE AND
FRANKLY TRYING TO GIVE AS MANY OPTIONS TO YOUNG PEOPLE AS WE
CAN, AND YOU CERTAINLY LAID THAT OUT ROBUSTLY IN YOUR BUDGET. I
KNOW YOU’VE HAD TO MAKE TOUGH DECISIONS, WE HAVE THREE CABINET
LEVEL JURISDICTIONS HERE AND WE ARE GIVEN AN ALLOCATION AND WE
HAVE TO MAKE A LOT OF TOUGH DECISIONS TOO, SO WE HAVE A
GREAT DEAL OF SYMPATHY FOR THAT, AND WE WANT TO SEE YOU SUCCEED,
WE KNOW YOU CARE ABOUT AMERICA’S STUDENTS DEEPLY, WE KNOW THE
PRESIDENT CARES ABOUT THAT ONLY WORK FORWARD TO WORKING FOR YOU
IN THAT COMMON ENDEAVOR AS WE GO AHEAD. HE DIDN’T COUCH IT, HE WAS
LIKE, YOU ARE THE BOMB. FIRST HE DIMINISHES DELAURO
WITH THAT COMMENT, I’M SURE YOU WILL, AND THEN HE GOES ON TO, AS
YOU SAY — IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT SHE
SAYS BECAUSE THE DIE IS CAST FOR WHAT KIND OF BUDGET IS GOING TO
COME OUT OF THIS ADMINISTRATION WITH A REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED
HOUSE AND SENATE. THE SENATE WILL MITIGATE, A TINY LITTLE
BIT. BUT WE STARTED THIS SHOW — I’M NOT CALLING YOU OUT, IT JUST
REMINDED ME ABOUT IT, A STORY ABOUT GREG GIANFORTE BODY
SLAMMED THE REPORTER IN MONTANA — YOU THINK TOM COLE IS GOING
TO GIVE A GUY LIKE GREG GIANFORTE A HARD TIME WHEN HE
GETS TO THE HOUSE? BUT ROSA IS THERE, STEP IT UP
A NOTCH. DOESN’T MATTER, YOU COULD
SCREAM, YOU COULD STRIP, IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE. DEMOCRATS
IN THE HOUSE ARE LARGELY POWERLESS TO STOP AN EXTREME
RIGHT-WING AGENDA, AND A LUNCHBOX FOR A SECRETARY OF
EDUCATION. WITH NICE GLASSES, I’LL GIVE HER THAT. THEY ARE
GOING TO STOP IT, OUR ONLY HOPE IS THAT THE BEN SASSES AND JEFF
FLAKES AND SUSAN COLLINSES AND JOHN MCCAINS OF THE WORLD WILL
SAVE US, THAT’S DEPRESSING BUT THAT’S WHERE OUR HOPE IS WITH
BOTH THE HEALTH CARE ACT AND THIS BUDGET. THAT THE SENATE
WILL MITIGATE SLIGHTLY. BUT THIS STUFF WILL PASS, TRUMP WILL SIGN
IT, AND THAT’S WHY OPPOSING HIM EVERY STEP OF THE WAY AND
WEAKENING HIM POLITICALLY AND GETTING HIM OUT OF OFFICE
MATTERS, BECAUSE WHEN THERE IS NO POLITICAL STRENGTH THERE YOU
UNDERMINE EVERYTHING. SO DON’T GIVE HIM ANY POLITICAL WINS, AND
GET THIS GUY OUT OF OFFICE BEFORE HE DOES FURTHER DAMAGE TO
THIS GREAT COUNTRY.

100 thoughts on “Rep. DeLauro Blasts Betsy DeVos’s Education Cuts”

  1. As a Republican I hated the nomination of Betsy DeVos. I felt there was better choices like Dr. Christine Frazier, Dr. Tom Torlakson, and Dr. Paul E. Peterson

  2. The chick with the bad weave can have a seat. Betsy knows EXACTLY what she's doing. 🤦🏾‍♀️

  3. Will these rotting corpses just drop dead already?! They don't care about the world they leave behind because they'll be dead soon!

  4. If Betsy has "demonstrated" that she cares about students thoughout her long, long, long, loooooooooong, long life, can she offer three specific examples?

  5. Betsy DeVos knows what she's doing as far as she understands her actual goal here. This is her dream job, because she wants to eventually get rid of public schools in America. She doesn't like public schools. She's been activating against them, in some ways successfully, for a while now and this is not new for her. Her goal when she entered this position was to cripple public schools and, if she can manage it, entirely privatize education. The kids that hurts along the way, well maybe she feels kinda bad about them and maybe she doesn't, maybe she honestly thinks her way will be more beneficial to them and so you could argue that in some ways she doesn't truly understand the ramifications of her goal, but she's not doing this out of ignorance and being unaware of what her job is or unaware of what to do in her new position. She got into this with one goal in her mind and one goal only, and that was to destroy public schools as much as she could and promote private schools and voucher programs in their place.

    Now, as far as what I think about her potential ignorance of the ramifications to actual kids as a result of this goal if she were to meet it? While I can see where someone may be coming from when they say she's ignorant of that, I don't personally think so. I think she's one of the Haves and if the children of Have Nots get hurt, well that's just too bad for them. Poor kids, minority kids, lgbtq+ kids, etc. She doesn't really care about them because she has no real connection to them and some of them she probably doesn't really like very much anyway.

    And I absolutely agree with something Ana said in a different video about DeVos and her voucher programs. The second they have finally privatized education and completely gotten rid of public education in America, those voucher programs are going to disappear. Poor parents who have trouble paying for tuition will be told to find their bootstraps and pull them on up, will be admonished for being lazy and blamed for forcing their kids to suffer. Large swaths of children will just simply go uneducated and/or will be taken away from their parents for "refusing" to send them to schools they were barred from due to inability to pay (if they keep schooling mandatory, which is iffy too because every once in awhile Republicans make rumblings about reducing the age where kids are allowed to drop out of school or just getting rid of the mandatory rule altogether. If education in America was fully privatized, or even just the vast majority gets to that point, then I bet that will be next).

    Republicans don't care about poor people. To them, poor people are all just lazy, disgusting creatures who should be kept away from them and their rich friends and kids so as not to contaminate the wealthy. Rich people are for keeping the country going, while poor people should be nothing more than servants erased and marginalized and forgotten in the background. Seen but not heard.

  6. Looking forward to Cenk's big "Of Course!" when it finally comes out that- yes, Putin helped Trump get elected and instructed him to pick the worst people to fill every position in his administration because he wanted to harm America.

    Because we'll all look back on his picks, and their decisions through a very clear lens after we learn that Trump was a traitor helping Putin destroy the U.S. the whole time.

  7. A 9 billion dollar cut for education and a 9 billion dollar gain for the military industrial complex and tax cuts for the wealthy.

  8. DeVos does not understand the importance of public ed b/c she doesn't want to know. She was born with a silver spoon up her … So her evil efforts will be rewarded by the paid-off senators she made donations to in order to gain senate confirmation. The U.S. government has become the Evil Empire.

  9. It seems as if Trump supporters will gladly slit their own throats just to get blood on people they don't like.

  10. Can't wait till they throw Trump out already so Pence can fire all these jagoffs … Not a fan of Pence but gotta be better than the current sh_thead

  11. DeVos PAYED for the position in order to further her PRIVATE PROFIT interests. Acting like shes naive to the negatives is SHAMEFUL!

  12. Thank you Betsy for showing us your true colors for who you really are, and for what you stand for. You will reap what you sow

  13. Democrats just want Common Core — leftist "education" and affirmative action and open borders and more welfare.

  14. The whole thing is these wealthy people like De Vos and others sucking at the public trough redirecting public education money to their charter school companies are going to be responsible for denying a decent public school education to millions of kids in this generation. They are fine with the dumbing down of America because they do not have a sense of public responsibility. They basically want to dominate and make money. A future populace that can't think critically is just what they want. Easier dominate and manipulate.

  15. PLEASE PEOPLE LOOK UP THE WORD (((((((LIBERAL)))))))it takes a liberal minded person to come up with inventions,but the republicans are taking the word and twisting the word around like it's a bad thing.

  16. What they want is so much simpler then all of that. They want people to be stupid. An uneducated population will do several things for them. One probably the biggest of these things stupid people wont know when they are being lied to and cheated. That is great for them because that's what they do. Two low education means higher crime rates, which with a privatized prison system means more money. There is a reason most of the country's with the lowest crime rates also have the best public school systems. Three linked to number two it will effect the poorest people most. The poorest people are primarily minority's, which they love to demonize so much. "Those stupid (insert minority group here) they are such violent criminals." will be so easy to make people be leave. Also another linked benefit for them is ignorance breeds fear. Fear is a great thing for War Hawks. If your people are afraid of those evil brown people that live in the desert. It will be easy to go to war with them and steal their land/resources. Also stupid people do what they are told and don't ask questions, but best of all, stupid people don't know they are stupid. So no one will even know its happening….

  17. Because they wan serfs and peasants not educated populace and they dont see non private schools as failures — they just believe in their minds that private is better.

  18. Tom Cole is from Oklahoma. Oklahoma schools are garbage and failing. They are about to be the next Kansas. People are fleeing your state Tom, just like those fleeing Kansas.

  19. This is why education is sooo important. Bcuz tha 152 people and so on, that has disliked this video, are uneducated.

  20. It's not that they see public education as a failure. They fear public education. They're afraid of poor people getting too smart to control. They're afraid that if public education works that they will lose their power.

  21. don't worry …Janet nopalotano  has everything under control …under her mattress at home . if that doesn't work the pencil contracts with the lobbyists will simply be cut in half . education is nothing but a shit show in the US… teachers are controlled by the unions and more money doesn't   do anything to help. the moral decay because of the democrats values are responsible for this mess. why would vouchers be a problem ? it would mean one less student in the class . . Afraid of competition ?

  22. im actually considering moving to germany for my masters and never coming back. American needs a big change.

  23. That Chairman had an expression on his face that shows his lack of concern for low income communities. Bloody inhumane.
    Awesome vote USA Trump is king

  24. In year 7 of Trump's Presidency the Social Conservatives finally secure inalienable rights for their unborn, and genetic engineering begins in earnest. Hello Ivankas and Donalds.

  25. Ok, off topic here. A few years ago my mother was having a legal fight; against the hospital here where I live in Ott, ONT, Canada, where the health care is not all sunshine and rainbows, as everyone makes it out to be (it could be worse… duh), because they would refuse to treat my grandfather, and I will try not mention the bountiful malpractice they had engaged in (this is me trying to make things short and failing…). Anyways, so it ends up in this kind of mock court, where they have these three employees of the hospital acting as the judge and jury and it feel like my mother was that woman saying how unjust this was and how she would fight it with every fiber of her being, (however my mother is quite a bit more sophisticated then I, and very studious, and had valid legal argument to be made), and the Doc was so incompetent, he stated something he read that morning as a major backbone for his case, and the judge members where like that guy just kissing his ass. Also, the judge members told my mother she had to have copies for everyone if the evidence was to be taken in, and the Doc had not even one copy let alone copies for everyone. So this is vague enough for you? if you interested I can get into more details, this happened some time ago, my grandfather died and its been 3 years or so, my mother is still in court fighting them for no compensation, only to make sure this sort of thing does not happen to anyone else, and for herself, to fee as tho justice is being done I think. One more thing, the Doctor had already stopped treatment, illegally, but was in court to get permission to stop treatment, with it he wanted to stop feeding my grandfather and let him pass away, it sounds so sick just thinking about it.

  26. This will destroy education for decades.
    If nobody can go to school, who is going to make America great again?

  27. Republicans solution for kids in poverty is to make sure that schools in poor neighborhoods receives less money. Congrats Republicans on proving to all of us that if it's democrat or republican it won't matter. The poor will always be fucked.

  28. TYT, you're OK with someone learning on the job? Nooooo! I am not OK with that. If you are starting out in the job market and you take an entry level position, then yes you will be learning on the job but when you accept a Secretary level or Cabinet level position, then you need to already know your job or don't take it. Government positions are public service positions. It is important that they person who takes such a job actually cares about all the people of America.

  29. One elderly congresswoman giving it to another in public? Maybe it's homophobic but it creeps me out. And turns me on a little.

  30. shout out to Sue Ann Robinson. she is a great new addition to TYT. she is gorgeous and intelligent.

  31. Get this guy out of office Ben? And then what? Pence is going to make a big difference I'm sure. He's not far right at all.

  32. the primary thing they teach in schools )(( today. )) how to be come a (( debt slave )) sickos profesersther jobs )))??? protecting jobs ??? most colleges// university's ,,,would b broke yesterday??? but for student loans !!!! disgracfull. !!! children in debt !! can't pay back?!!!!🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔🔔

  33. She bought her way into being the secretary of education. I think it's safe to say she knows how government works.

  34. Betsy DeVos literally destroyed the public school system in Detroit ,their buildings are falling apart they're rats in the classroom there's no heat in classrooms during the winter let alone the education that they're learning is bare minimum they're not even at the levels they need to be to graduate to the next grade, they're just getting pushed through. she is disgusting and revolting and she should never have that position she shouldn't even have her fingers in charter schools or private schools. she is the terrorists she's the terrorists out to destroy our children she's the reason this country will fail. the fact that we're pushing toward having to pay for our children go to school it's going to force people to homeschool their children but then again they may not be able to afford to pay for anything else or if their health insurance is through their job they'll be without health insurance in order to stay home and educate their children this cycle is dangerous ridiculous this Administration in general must be removed. it is also unamerican not to have a public school system that was one of the things that made it unique and beneficial for people to come to United States it wasn't always perfect we had children working (in factories) maybe only boys went to school but we at least help start the idea and the concept of a public school system…. and this ideology that we have in this country that teachers are disposable that they're not a value is ridiculous they are up there with police officers, soldiers, firemen, garbageman.. these are people that we need to keep our life's​ functioning, keep our environment clean, healthy, safe and the more educated we are the better as a nation we will be! people need to get their heads out of their asses!

  35. So this will all stop when Trump is out of office and Pence takes over? Wow that's wishful thinking. What part of Pence record makes you think he'll propose more progressive polices? I'm all for opposing Trump but lets not pretend like removing him from office is a silver bullet that'll suddenly fix our political situation because that's a delusions.

  36. Conservatives are against education because it exposes how morally and intellectually bankrupt their ideology is

  37. With vouchers, funding for students can be controlled to the extent that fewer and fewer vouchers will be given to those whose religious beliefs are not the same as people like Betsy Devos and her cronies but will be given to the rich and those whose intellect is so gifted, they cannot be denied an education. In time, education will be given less and less funding until the difference between the cost of education and voucher payments become unaffordable for those not selected. In time, only the rich will be able to afford an education. The US will become a third world country with an aristocratic – proletariat society with the uneducated masses remaining poor with no ability to advance.

  38. This is going against all color lines mom and dads your kids will not be able to learn if you don't have money.

  39. A new Feudalism. That's what they want. Oh those were the days. Keep everyone ignorant, sick and in servitude, no questions asked. That's the life.

  40. They don't like public schools, not because hey think it's a failure but because they don't believe we should be financing education.

  41. That B!*ch know what she doing, it is only for helping rich people areas that can afford them. It doesn't matter that these private schools don't even match up the failing public schools. These cut will go mostly to hurting student & school in poor areas. Private school only care about one thing " PROFIT!! " for the school, not educating all of the countries kids. Put more money into school that need the improvements. Governing in local areas depends mainly on who is in change of that state "R" or "D"!!…

  42. She is trying to destroy public education, to usher in charter schools. This has always been her plan. She is not ignorant on her job but wrong about what's best for the country.

  43. They don't like public education because they are run by teachers in unions. The greatest Republican enemy.

  44. It isn't that they see public schools as a failure its the fact public schools are secular. That's what they hate.

  45. Whoa trying to break a monopoly of government education?  I can see where a congresswoman who's been in power for so many years and happens to be one of the 50 richest, would be threatened by that.

  46. Hmm all I heard was a bunch of emotional hyperbole.  Does anyone even ask how much the government has already spent, where it goes, how many bureaucrats and special interests pad their pockets?  Or why they should have a monopoly.  We are 20 trillion in debt.  The bankers are gonna end up owning our ass through a partnership with the government.   That's essentially what's happened in Greece.

  47. Betsy DeVos, a typical moronic Trump hire: dumb as a box of rocks and doesn't care about the education of American children.

  48. I wish Representative DeLauro didn't have such a strange hairdo, and I don't care about how people wear their hair. I think it makes it easier for adversaries to be dismissive.

  49. The problem is that Betsy Devos does not understand what it is like to live in poverty, so she can't fathom nor care about underprivileged people and their circumstances.

  50. IS ANY OF THIS GETTING THROUGH TO TRUMP VOTERS/SUPPORTERS?!?!?

    because they need to get off the Fox "News" kool-aid.

    "I love the poorly educated"
    -Donald Trump

  51. This is an attack on children. It's an act of war & should be treated as such. The cut comes from Trump's budget. This allows Trump to pay for the wall & Betsy to force for profit schooling. Let me guess, the $432M welfare payment to JPMorgan stays. Oh, I'm sorry. It's a "subsidy."

  52. It saddens me how some Christians, or religious people in general, are so against their children learning different point of views. Teach your kids creationist bullshit, if you brain washed them enough learning actual science shouldn't sway their opinion. If you have to keep information away from your children and shelter them from anything that differs from your beliefs maybe what you're teaching them is wrong? How dare they learn facts and science that make sense and could teach them to be open and enlightened people! lol

  53. It's not just poor kids who will be affected. Students could be open to discrimination and she will not bat an eyelash about it. She will stand by her mantra of 'parents have a choice' where they send their kids.

  54. Delauro didnt blast devos. Delauro just showed how stupid she is. Taxpayers are tired of spending education dollars for overpriced babysitters with no useful future curriculum for our children. Home economics? Wood shop?

  55. She's not stupid. Her supposed stupidity is the distraction. Her budget will get passed and your kids will be human fodder. America is not a shining beacon for prosperity if there is no public education. English speaking and disguised communism and wealth hording.

  56. De Vos is fox in the dutch language. this fox is stealing public funding for private schools. why cant she be arrested. i should call the police on her and have her arrested.

  57. But what if you're an Old-Earth Creationist / theistic evolutionist / day-age Creationist, like me? At least, we can harmonize our religion with science without any trouble!

    Then again, I don't believe that science & religion have to conflict or clash in any way, shape, or form. It really is a false dichotomy…

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