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Wed May 24, 2017, 02:45 PM

WATCH: Betsy DeVos squirms when asked if shed send her kids to failing charter school

President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appeared on Wednesday before a House appropriations subcommittee to testify on behalf on Trump’s new budget proposal, which makes drastic cuts to public education funding and diverts “critical resources” to for-profit and religious charter schools.

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) asked DeVos if she would consider sending her own children to an underperforming charter school. Citing Wisconsin’s “failed experiment in taxpayer-funded voucher schemes and for-profit charters.”

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She deflected, saying the charter schools experiment was begun by Democratic Milwaukee city councilwoman Polly Williams. Pocan replied that yes it was and the councilwoman is no longer living, but before she passed away, she declared the voucher program a failure that “failed to live up to its promises.”

This set off a tense back-and-forth before he gave up, saying, “I can see you’re not going to answer my question.”



more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/watch-betsy-devos-squirms-when-asked-if-shed-send-her-kids-to-failing-charter-school/

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Reply WATCH: Betsy DeVos squirms when asked if shed send her kids to failing charter school (Original post)
tenderfoot May 2017 OP
underpants May 2017 #1
Volaris May 2017 #4
Eliot Rosewater May 2017 #2
putitinD May 2017 #3
vlyons May 2017 #5
DefenseLawyer May 2017 #6
snacker May 2017 #8
Va Lefty May 2017 #7
MichMan May 2017 #9

Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:47 PM

1. Didn't do her homework

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:59 PM

4. Would you expect anything less from Donald Trump SecEd??

I dont, and so I'm not surprised by her ignorant response.

If it were up to donald, the employees who clean federal restrooms would all be replaced with dogs on the notion that that toilet will be clean enough for the Little People after fidos done drinking from it. Devos is just part for the course (and feel free to insert here whatever sinkhole joke you deem most appropriate).

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:48 PM

2. I wont watch her, she wants to destroy our education system and she is an enemy

of the people.

We best get serious about these people, they mean GREAT harm to us and the harm comes from all angles.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:57 PM

3. she is too stupid to understand the questions she is being asked!

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:00 PM

5. I want Congress to keep calling all the Trump secretaries to testify

how their austerity train wreck programs are anti-American. Shine the light of day on these assholes.

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:03 PM

6. Pocan is a guy to watch. n/t

 

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #6)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:19 PM

8. Yes

He is great!

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:18 PM

7. As my Grandfather used to say "stupid and proud of it!"

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Response to tenderfoot (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 05:50 PM

9. Why would anyone want to send their kids to a failing school?

Why would anyone want to send their kids to any failing school?

When I was young, we lived in a large urban city with mandated cross district bussing in grades 7-9. The school you were assigned to was determined by where you lived, but was far away from the one nearby requiring a 30 minute bus ride all over town.

There were no options other than the school they assigned you to as there were no charter schools back then. There was a private Catholic school, but being in a household with a single mother, there was no way that was affordable. My mother took a big chance and moved us to a better district nearby with much better schools. I often wondered about some of my former classmates that had no options other than to attend the school they were told to whether failing or not.

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