Betsy DeVos's Disastrous Interview Proves She's Still Clueless on Education
13 March, 2018, 11:19 | Author: Marjorie Miles
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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is being rightly pilloried for a pathetic 60 Minutes interview in which she can't answer basic questions about public schools.
DeVos, however, did not seem concerned by that prospect. At one point, she admitted she hasn't "intentionally" visited underperforming schools.
In a broad discussion that covered the school system in her home state of MI and the overall public school performance in the country, the secretary stumbled to answer basic questions pertaining to her current role.
In placing its sights on that policy, the Trump administration could be signaling that the time for such thinking has ended. Her confirmation hearings a year ago were an embarrassment. "Secretary DeVos has not been able to draw the connection between her beliefs in choice and deregulation".
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On the issue of the Obama-era school discipline policy of incentivizing school districts to reduce suspensions, expulsions, and arrests for minority students based on the premise that teachers engage in "institutional racism", Stahl asked DeVos, "Do you see this disproportion in discipline for the same infraction as institutional racism?"
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called for massive cuts to public education funding and wants to push money to private businesses to run America's schools.
The National Education Association is the nation's largest professional organization, representing more than 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.
Stahl:The public schools here are doing worse than they did.
Among experts, this isn't really a subject for debate.
Asked what she and her department had been doing in her first year in office, she said: "We've begun looking at and rolling back a lot of the overreach of the federal government in education".
"Well, there are certainly pockets where this - the students are doing well", DeVos said.
The Washington Post has a video highlighting four areas where DeVos appeared to struggle with her answers, including on campus sexual assault. She also struggled to answer education questions during her contentious confirmation hearing before the Senate last January. "But I'm committed to a process that is fair for everyone involved", Devos responded.
The comparison Stahl offered was a hypothetical, but it captured the heart of the issue.
How are public schools doing in MI? Her family's investments have included K12 Inc., a for-profit virtual school company. "He called her "an inspired choice" despite bipartisan concern that she was a risky, supremely unqualified pick for the position".
The DeVos interview has already sent a message that schools can be less mindful of stark disciplinary disparities. The plan also encourages military veterans and retired cops to take up teaching.
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