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?
Well, aside from the fact that federal data show that the charter schools Mrs DeVos helped fund in Michigan (while defunding the private schools) not only rank near the bottom on national standardized testing, but also performed worse than their public school counterparts,
, refer to the video I posted in the OP where Al Franken explains that the vouchers usually don't cover most of the costs for private schooling. So what ends up happening is that the vouchers acs as additional support for families who could already afford to pay for private schooling, while the families who originally couldn't, still can't.
On top of that, there's the religious element to this that is very debatable, and the separation of churche and state. SHe described her goal as "To advance God's kingdom."
But more importantly is how ridiculously unqualified Mrs DeVos is for the position. If this was someone with a background that had prepared them for this position then the debate would have a very different tone.