If, like president-elect Trump (I have one more day to say that don’t ruin it), I had $20 billion to throw at education reform, I’d slip education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos a few dollars so she could buy herself a friggin’ clue. If Ms. DeVos thinks she’ll be saving the American education system by turning public schools into a business fueled by charters, vouchers, and school choice programs, she is sadly mistaken. Under her reign, there will be less accountability and more segregation, and sweet baby Brown v. Board of Education, haven’t we been through this already?!
And here’s the thing, you guys: I knew this–as many of you did–before her January 17 hearing where she stupid smiled at serious questions and cited grizzly bear attacks as a reason to have guns in schools.
Weeks ago, I set aside my strong opinion and researched DeVos and her “experience,” then begged my teacher pals to help edit my words so I sounded more academic than incensed because I am so much more of the latter right now. HOW CAN A WOMAN WHO HAS NEVER STEPPED FOOT IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL BE IN CHARGE OF THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM WHICH CONSISTS OF MOSTLY PUBLIC SCHOOLS?!!!
Oh, that’s right. She wrote a big ol’ check to the GOP.
Well I’ve got a five spot and some lint at the bottom of my purse–it’s all yours if you click HERE to read my latest on We Are Teachers: Ms. DeVos is the Hottest of Hot Messes.* I’ll wrangle up a lollipop and Shopkins Band-Aid from my coat pockets if, after you read it, you SHARE IT. Sharing is caring, after all, and this is important stuff. So important, in fact, you should probably contact your local senators. If you’re a fellow Pittsburgher, here ya go:
Call Senators Casey and Toomey to urge them to oppose DeVos’ confirmation:
Sen. Bob Casey: 202-224-6324
Sen. Pat Toomey: 202-224-4254
*my working title was eventually changed. Shocker.