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By Taking Down DeVos, Unions And
Democrats Hope To Kill School Reform

Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 1/11/2017 8:46:28 AM

Education: Democrats and unions are joining to kill any prospect of meaningful education reform by President-elect Donald Trump. How? By fatally damaging school reformer Betsy DeVos´ nomination as Secretary of Education. DeVos is unquestionably qualified to head the Education Department. She has spent most of her adult life as an enthusiastic and thoughtful school reformer, fighting the teachers unions and their bought-and-paid-for Democratic political pals, to bring hope and educational change to the state of Illinois´ dysfunctional schools. What irks unions and Democrats alike is that DeVos is an unabashed advocate of school choice, which mostly means charter schools and voucher programs.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 1/11/2017 8:52:05 AM     (No. 11103962)

Just remember one of Hillary´s emails that stated that it was a good idea to keep the voters uninformed so that they could be "easily managed".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 1/11/2017 9:04:47 AM     (No. 11103983)

And the best way to do that, #1, is to start with the little children in the primary grades of school.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 1/11/2017 9:09:16 AM     (No. 11103990)

Alert to Dems at the confirmation hearings: Imperative that we take down DeVos so that we can keep control of our hopeless inner city schools and assure that no one has the opportunity to get a quality education.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 1/11/2017 9:11:09 AM     (No. 11103994)

They are already putting out the lie that she will completely cancel and defund special education.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ratslayer, 1/11/2017 9:19:31 AM     (No. 11104006)

NNoo time for Trump/Pence/McConnell and Ryan to go wobbly. This is an important appointment. Stonewall!!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PAdiva, 1/11/2017 9:20:54 AM     (No. 11104007)

The DeVos family started the Amway empire. Amway is BIG into free enterprise.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bpl40, 1/11/2017 9:20:57 AM     (No. 11104008)

The heading starting with the word ´By´ suggests it is either an accomplished or easily achievable task. IMO they are underestimating Trump. He is not in this business to be ´taken down´.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 1/11/2017 9:54:04 AM     (No. 11104064)

The Superintendent of Grand Rapids public schools, Teresa Weatherall Neal has expressed great appreciation for the contributions Betsy DeVos has made towards the GR public schools.

Devos will make a great Sec of Ed., she has been involved in public school improvement for many years here in Michigan.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: southernboy, 1/11/2017 10:25:02 AM     (No. 11104115)

One can observe the results of Democrats and Unions by watching the tears running down the faces of people in the “Farewell” audience last night!

God Bless the little children. They don’t have a chance, what with the schools and the liberal parents pouring nonsense into their heads.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: curious1, 1/11/2017 10:27:02 AM     (No. 11104118)

Before she leaves in 4-8 years, she needs to have gutted DOE, and then turn off the lights at the end. We do not want the fedgov involved in education at any level, for any reason.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/11/2017 10:28:53 AM     (No. 11104121)

The Department of Education is the last Democrat Money Laundering Operation to be touched. There never be reform of education in the US, and there will never be an accounting of the DOE.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/11/2017 10:43:18 AM     (No. 11104140)

Reading the NYT smear piece on DeVos, they have nothing. Leftwing "logic" is that because they have nothing, there must be something being hidden.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dvc, 1/11/2017 10:53:07 AM     (No. 11104161)

Not going to happen.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 1/11/2017 11:20:48 AM     (No. 11104203)

I suspect that DeVos will be as well prepared as direct, and as unflappable as Sessions was. The question is, is there a Senator on the committee she is facing that will as effectively fill Cruz´s shoes as an advocate? Cruz took on the racist charges head on and shredded them. When the Franken clown popped up, Cruz chopped him off at the knees by pointing out that the old, old info that Franken dredged up was recanted by the original witness just days after it was given. Cruz may as well have stuck a big red nose and a goofy wig on Franken. Cruz is the kind of Senator that needs to be on every committee reviewing a nominee.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 1/11/2017 11:37:42 AM     (No. 11104227)

They´re not taking anybody down. Their playbook is antiquated, and the tactics that were once so successful in cowing Republicans into submission today only illicit laughter, as was on full display with the buffoonery they engaged in at the Sessions hearing yesterday.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Davids918, 1/11/2017 12:05:55 PM     (No. 11104256)

When the liberal democrats ask her a question, and if they´re from inner-city districts with failing schools, she should respond by saying "how has the current system been doing the last 50 years"?

Are children better off today?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: greggojo, 1/11/2017 12:24:42 PM     (No. 11104294)

This is a two-pronged essential to Democrat leaders. Not just the union cash cow, but the fear that inner city Black Americans won´t continue to support Democrats if they become well educated (and preventing good education in the inner cities is something that with all of their public grandstanding to the contrary, Democrats have been accomplishing for 50 years). We are in for one h of a fight. But I agree with other posters, these are not typical R´s of past years. They had d well better not go wobbly on DeVos, no matter how much dirt the D´s throw.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: columba, 1/11/2017 12:58:22 PM     (No. 11104340)

Do the Dims actually think that only DeVos is in favor of reforming the disastrous, federally-controlled government-run school system.

Millions of citizens are in line to take up the position and make America Great Again.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: dipi, 1/11/2017 4:56:47 PM     (No. 11104841)

If that happens, Trump should send legislation to congress to do away with the education department and give the education funds to the states to run their programs. That should take care of the teachers union.

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