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Senate committee approves DeVos nomination

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posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 03:21 PM
One more anecdotal add to the mix,

I had significant other 4-5 years back that was due take tests for teacher certification.

I was helping by presenting study questions on various subjects out of 400 - 500 page study manual based upon the tests.

I continually found errors, omissions and falsehoods which I pointed out.

I told quit doing that as my corrections would make this person fail their test if I confused this person with correct factual answers.

Such is the state of education.

posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 03:24 PM

posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 03:33 PM
a reply to: loam

Ya can't make this stuff up! Wonder what would happen if it was Nazi flag of WWII - geese

posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 03:55 PM
a reply to: ipsedixit

To paraphrase Trump's own pick for AG: The Attorney General is there to serve the American people. Not the President. If the President does something that violates the law the AG needs to call them on it.

posted on Jan, 31 2017 @ 05:16 PM
a reply to: Xcalibur254

Those are weasel words as far as I'm concerned. I don't believe that, except that, in a very general sense, government (including all officials) is there to serve the people. The president forms a team to carry out an agenda, which was, presumably voted for in the general election (Trump won the election, despite quibbles.)

He should get his cabinet as a matter of course. I think the whole "confirmation" process is a fraud which gives the opportunity for a fake demonstration by numerous senators of their "utility" to the American people. It's a chance to "play government" in my opinion and is a giant, pernicious boondoggle.

posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 12:40 PM

originally posted by: Xcalibur254
Let me just ask one question. Does anyone in here know a single educator that supports this appointment? I know plenty of educators from all parts of the country with all kinds of political leanings and not a one supports DeVos.

I feel like that should be a huge indicator that this woman is wholly unqualified.

It is an indicator that teachers work in a heavily politicized environment, where anything that doesn't hew to the NEA (union) party line can cost you your career.

posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 01:40 PM
a reply to: redempsh

I live in a state where teachers are non-unionized. I still couldn't name a single educator that supports DeVos.

Let's even ignore the opinions of the educators for now. If DeVos is qualified to be Secretary of Education why can not one single Trump supporter answer what makes her qualified? The closest I have seen as an answer to that question is that since Trump picked her he must know something we don't. They more or less said that there is no reason to support her for this position other than because Trump said we should support her for this position.

posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:00 PM
a reply to: Xcalibur254

There is some light at the end of the tunnel.

Betsy DeVos' nomination to be the next education secretary was in serious trouble Wednesday, after two Senate Republicans said they would vote against her. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, both said they would vote against her.

The two lost GOP votes could put DeVos at risk of being the first of President Trump's nominees not to be confirmed. The defections mean the most she could win is 50 votes from Republicans, and if she gets no support from Democrats, Vice President Mike Pence would have to vote in favor of her to break a 50-50 tie.

Devos nomination in trouble

posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 02:11 PM
a reply to: Jaellma

It would still come down to Pence. He'll vote for her. So unless there's someone else on the fence I haven't heard about she'll still be confirmed.

This nomination is a clear example of how Congress for the most part isn't working for the people but the Party. Not a single person I've asked can give a single good reason why this woman should be Secretary of Education. And yet the Republican Party is backing her almost unanimously.

posted on Feb, 1 2017 @ 04:18 PM
a reply to: Xcalibur254

Yes, she is an embarrassment and disgrace. She is highly unqualified for this important position but yet, because of her deep pockets and infamous family, she gets to go places she has no business being in.


posted on Feb, 3 2017 @ 11:15 PM
a reply to: Xcalibur254

She should be secretary of Ed because she will give poor people a voucher to attend the school of their choice, thereby injecting accountability into the employment of teachers, even in the poor parts of town.

That's why.

There's a thing we need---vouchers. And she has a good chance of over-ruling the elites and getting it for us.

A bonus reason is that she doesn't support holding the states' education dollars hostage to their bending over for the common core curriculum.

what more could she need, as a recommendation?
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