Powerful Hope for the Broken Education System: Betsy DeVos Revolution [Petition]

Craig HueyBureaucracy, Education9 Comments

Powerful Hope for the Broken Education System: Betsy DeVos Revolution [Petition]

The American public education system is broken.

Too much bureaucracy. Too little accountability, and no learning for the students.

Government workers get rich, but taxpayers see no return on their investment.

The taxpayers end up paying for:

  • Higher wages and benefits for administrators
  • Settlements following lawsuits against negligent school districts
  • Corrupt bonds and exorbitant projects which have nothing to do with education

But there is hope.

Betsy DeVos (Credit: Detroit News)

Betsy DeVos (Credit: Detroit News)

President-Elect Donald Trump has appointed Betsy DeVos to be the next Secretary of Education.

She is a great pick for Department of Education for the following reasons:

  1. She is the product of a rigorous, private Christian education
  2. She supporters charter schools
  3. She has fought for school vouchers and school choice
  4. She opposes Common Core.

Here are key reforms which she can tackle in the Trump Administration:

  • End Common Core. This curriculum is dumbing down our children while indoctrinating them with liberal ideologies.
  • Break the Union Grip. Labor unions are frustrating reforms and innovations in education. They also protect bad teachers and fail to defend good ones.
  • Restore State and Local Control. Local control over education is a must. The federal government needs to get out of the education business.
  • Expand Charter schools. The operate with less of the bureaucracy, yet achieve better results because they are accountable to deliver results, or get shut down.
  • Encourage School Choice and Vouchers. Students should not be forced to go to any school just because they live in the same zipcode. Competition and choice will ensure accountability, and force schools to provide a better education for all students. Taxpayer dollars for education should follow the student, not the school.

In order to help reform education, please sign our petition:

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Let me know if you want to help in other ways. Email me at [email protected].

9 Comments on “Powerful Hope for the Broken Education System: Betsy DeVos Revolution [Petition]”

  1. I could not agree more about Betsy DeVos and thought it a brilliant appointment as would be Sarah Palin for the VA secretary something that never occurred to me but as soon as I heard of the possibility, I knew it was a perfect choice. As for DeVos, she has been a very courageous and bold supporter of choice in education and local / parental control which is the only thing that can save the public schools from radical political correctness and massive intrusion into education from the federal government.

    The best thing that could happen is to abolish the Department of Education but the next best thing is the kind of leadership that someone like DeVos can bring. In reality not a dime of federal money should go to education since it is not delegated explicitly in the Constitution to the federal government but since we ignore this requirement so often, at least, we can use vouchers, and tax credits and charter schools to save the schools from the Pro-Crustean bed aka strait jacket that the liberal leftist progressives impose on the public schools. This is an encouraging step forward. Tom Price seems to be another appointment that is being praised widely.

      1. Yes, I have to admit, I am surprised by the choice. Many moons ago I wrote a thesis on vouchers but never had much hope that the idea would ever be defended at that level of government so I will be keen to see what DeVos can accomplish under a Trump Administration. Consequently, I turned my efforts toward home schooling which I think should be encouraged as well.

        By the way, I want to congratulate you on having a comment posting where my paragraphing actually survives the posting. Typically it is wall to wall sentences with no paragraphing.

  2. Another part of the problem is a lack of discipline. Some children are taught that they are “special” and can do anything they want. Try to discipline a young person who believes he is that “special”–and then you have the cries of “discrimination”, “racism”, etc. IIRC, it is now policy in LAUSD (where my youngest niece attends school) that a student cannot be suspended for disobeying a teacher.

    While yes, the schools bear much responsibility for what has happened, there also is some responsibility at home.

  3. On the campaign trail, Trump stated that, “Common Core is a total disaster,” he said in a video during the election. “We can’t let it continue.” In a separate video, he vowed to end the radical scheme, which is being used to nationalize and even globalize American education according to U.N. anti-American edicts. “We’re going to end Common Core, we’re going to have education an absolute priority,” Trump promised. In one of many, similar comments, Trump also suggested he would work to shut down the unconstitutional U.S. Department of Education. “A lot of people believe the Department of Education should just be eliminated. Get rid of it,” Trump said. “If we don’t eliminate it completely, we certainly need to cut its power and reach.” The solution, he suggested, would be to go back to what the Constitution explicitly requires, meaning absolutely no federal role. This was one of the most pressing reasons for many of us having voted for Trump.

    ‘U.S. Parents Involved in Education’ (US PIE), a nationwide group opposed to unconstitutional federal involvement in education, decided, despite serious concerns with DeVos’s ‘Common Core schitzophrenia,’ not to oppose her nomination, but to advise Trump “of our grave concerns with her past positions on Common Core, data-collection, digital learning, and her support of other policies that undermine privacy, and local control,” said US PIE leader Sheri Few. I share the same concerns. But since we will know DeVos by her actions and not her rhetoric, we will need to closely monitor what she does, while maintaing pressure on her to deconstruct the ‘federalization of education’ Common Core represents.

  4. That is disappointing to hear. Her resume led me to be so hopeful. Can you tell me where to look for her past attitudes and positions on Common Core and parental control? It is certainly dysfunctional and inconsistent with her support of charter schools to support anything to do with Common Core. Woe..

  5. There is much evidence and many articles written indicating, but not guaranteeing, DeVos may well be another ‘establishment chameleon’ taking whatever position is necessary to injector herself into the spheres of power within government controlling education. If so, she may well know that common core is in trouble and may want to do what she can to limit it’s deconstruction while attempting to provide the perception she is against ‘federalized common core.’

    Growing outrage grew among Trump’s supporters had DeVos releasing a public statement disavowing Common Core – after years of battling supporters of local control in Michigan and beyond. Karen Braun of ‘Stop Common Core’ in Michigan noted DeVos’ close ties to the pro-Common Core Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP). DeVos also served as an at-large delegate for pro-Common Core globalist-RINO John Kasich, the governor of Ohio. DeVos is a wealthy heiress who has donated huge sums to the establishment wing of the GOP, to the Clinton Foundation, to globalist Jeb Bush’s “education” schemes, and other questionable causes.

    DeVos is also reportedly close to establishment globalist-minded Senator Lamar Alexander, an “education” point-man responsible for the radical ‘Every Student Succeeds Act’ that Obama last year described as a “Christmas miracle.” DeVos is also linked to various far-left Democrat lawmakers, and her family has even helped finance the corrupt Clinton Foundation.

    In the end, we will all simply need to maintain vigilance in pressuring the Trump administration to replace DeVos if she does not move decisively to end the Common Core federalization of education. This, as such inaction would evidence her being another ‘establishment’ useful-pawn using conservative and Christian rhetoric as a veneer to hide her true nature. Hopefully not the case.

    Here is a web-link to one of many articles available on the subject: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/11/betsy-devos-as-education-secretary-what-you-need-to-know-about-trumps-pick

  6. She is completely unqualified to be in this position. Her confirmation hearing was an embarrassment. She showed how much she doesnt know and how unprepared she was. It was painful to watch.

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