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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:04 AM

Billionaire Education Secretary DeVos: Choosing a School Should Be Like Choosing Uber, Lyft or taxi

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, near the top of the list of President Donald Trump's most unqualified cabinet appointees, this week shared her vision for the future of education in America. The billionaire heiress Ė Forbes reports she and her husband are worth $5.6 billion Ė thinks picking a school should be just like picking transportation options.

DeVos is an anti-public schools, pro-school vouchers activist. She has spent decades advancing what some like to call "school choice," the practice of taking taxpayer dollars out of often-desperate public schools and giving them to parents to use to pay private, prep, charter, or religious schools. (Yes, in a growing number of states, private religious schools are allowed to accept taxpayer funds, including school vouchers.) The net effect is less money going toward public schools, which are already in many cases vastly under-funded.

"How many of you got here today in an Uber, or Lyft, or another ridesharing service?" DeVos on Wednesday asked an audience at the Brookings Institution, just one month after saying Black colleges were the "real pioneers" of school choice. "Did you choose that because it was more convenient than hoping a taxi would drive by? Even if you didnít use a ridesharing service, Iím sure most of you at least have the app on your phone," she said, as The Washington Post reported.

"Just as the traditional taxi system revolted against ridesharing, so too does the education establishment feel threatened by the rise of school choice. In both cases, the entrenched status quo has resisted models that empower individuals," DeVos continued, ignoring the fact that many families can't afford to use Uber, or even take a taxi.

Read more: http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/billionaire_education_secretary_betsy_devos_choosing_a_school_should_be_like_choosing_uber_lyft_or_a_taxi

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Reply Billionaire Education Secretary DeVos: Choosing a School Should Be Like Choosing Uber, Lyft or taxi (Original post)
TexasTowelie Mar 2017 OP
tanyev Mar 2017 #1
SummerSnow Mar 2017 #2
Cary Mar 2017 #3
SoCalNative Mar 2017 #4
bronxiteforever Mar 2017 #5
heaven05 Mar 2017 #6
Tanuki Mar 2017 #7
Adrahil Mar 2017 #8
delisen Mar 2017 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:06 AM

1. Nope.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:09 AM

2. Wow, deliberately stupid.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:13 AM

3. How did we allow this?

Vote, people. Vote Democratic.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:16 AM

4. There has always been a choice

in which school you send your children to. If you don't like the public option, you are free to send them to private school.

Period.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:20 AM

5. children are commodities. In her past life Devos was the Beadle in Oliver Twist. N/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:23 AM

6. what a dumbass

 

the rich truly are purposefully ignorant and disconnected from all of us and our problems of everyday survival. Well?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:23 AM

7. What a stupid analogy. Does she view teachers as replaceable gig economy

chauffeurs?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 09:24 AM

8. Wow. She is an enemy of the people. NT

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 10:54 AM

9. Which teacher will be named Driver of the Year?

Provides ride from passing grade on standardized Test Score at end of first grade and drives students to passing grade on Standardized Test Score at end of Second grade.

If driver does not get child to destination, driver fired.

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