Shane Vander Hart: Getting rid of the U.S. Department of Education would be great, but like Hydra, one blow is likely not enough to get rid of Fed Ed.
Shane Vander Hart: What do I want U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to do about AP History and other curriculum we don’t like? Absolutely nothing.
Betsy DeVos, in her first day as Secretary of Education, did not publicly touch on policy, but called for those of differing opinions to find common ground.
Shane Vander Hart: Betsy DeVos will be confirmed as Secretary of Education barely because the 51st vote against her is nowhere to be found.
Erin Tuttle: Is anyone in the White House paying attention to the appointments for Trump’s education team? Case in point: Jason Botel
Jane Robbins & Erin Tuttle: Does President Trump realize the threats to his education legacy that are being planted by his personnel choices and by congressional “frenemies”?
Jane Robbins: Regardless of what conservative media outlets tell you opposition to Betsy DeVos’ nomination as Secretary of Education is not just from teachers’ unions.
Jenni White: After barely passing out of the Senate HELP Committee I predict DeVos will be confirmed by the full senate which will lead to very little change.
Will Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education be derailed? If it happens it will happen at when the Senate HELP Committee votes on Tuesday.
A list of education staffers sworn in this past Friday indicates that the Department of Education (ED) will be aligned to DeVos’ agenda, not Trump’s.