Thuglas said:
Hiku said:

This is your drained swamp, America. A billionaire GOP donor gets a Cabinet job she's utterly unqualified for.
And her embarrasing incompetence is not even the most scary part. It's that she has actively worked to ruin public schools by taking away government funding from them in order to instead fund private (religious) schools. Which caused the affected public schools to fail badly. This has been her life long ambition.

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Education secretary by the narrowest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in a historic vote.

Two Republicans joined Democrats in the unsuccessful effort to derail the nomination of the wealthy Republican donor. The Senate historian said Pence's vote was the first by a vice president to break a tie on a Cabinet nomination.

https://www.apnews.com/53d48c109fd74ff68659e8795e70521e/Senate-set-to-confirm-DeVos-as-education-secretary?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

Somehow I can't believe she got confirmed after how much public attention her confirmation hearing got, where her incompetence was put on full display. But that just goes to show how shameless politicians who are bribed by wealthy people or corporations are.

Public schools are absolutely garbage in most low income cities in America. The religious schools (and Charter schools in some states) perform better than Public school. How can you posibly be against giving more oportunity for children to get better education? I grew up in Detroit and it became so apparent why it is so hard for people to escape poverty. The biggest problem were the public schools I attended. Kids in every classroom were out of control and the teachers didn't care at all.  This isn't the case for charter schools in inner cities (she advocated for charter schools too). Charter school demand has been on the rise yet their has been fight back against creating more of them.

Democrat leaders seem to be adamently against allowing young kids a chance to escape the broken public school system as of late. They are fighting against DeVos plan for school choice and public education officials have shot down the creation of more charter schools in New York in the past claiming "it doesn't meet our education standards" despite them out perfoming public schools in the same area. We need more charter schools in inner cities! Nothing wrong with religuous schools either since they have proven they know how to teach kids. If the parents are okay with sending kids to a Catholic school then help them do so. If we want to help poor comunities then it starts at education. how many more decades of failing public schools do we need before we try something new?

The reason why public schools are garbage in low income cities is because there is no money put into those schools.  Instead that money goes to more upper to middle class areas.  Also you have to remember that charter schools are public schools.  They are regulated by the state and get their funding by the fed as well.  The difference between Charter and regular public schools is that parents can choose to send their kids to a charter school instead of tied to a school district.  Also Charter schools are not regulated the same way as public schools where a public school has to accept every child within its area while charter schools can accept student based on whatever they deem approatiate.  The reason you probably see some charter and private schools have better scores than public is because they can choose the students that go to those schools.  Private schools have interviews, testing and exams to pick their students so they can make sure they are always at the top.  

The reason there are fight back against charter schools is because of the huge corruption within the system.  A lot of charter schools Yes there are charter schools that are great but then again there are also public schools that are great as well.  The thing is that we should not be defunding any of our schools but instead putting in more money.  Why are we going to spend even more money on our military when our schools systems lack so much compared to the rest of the world.

To sum this up, I have no problem with this new education secretary wanting to bring more charter or even help fund Christian schools, what I have a problem with is that during her interview, she showed a complete lack of understanding of the education system.  She appeared to be totally without qualification or understanding.  Also, if her job is to defund already hurting public schools only to put that money into private schools leaving behind a host of children needing quality education only to help pay for the ones who can afford to go to private schools then I have a serious problem with that.