Elizabeth Warren calls Betsy DeVos “the worst secretary of education we’ve seen.” Promises if elected to appoint a public school teacher.

By |2019-05-13T14:12:05-08:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |13 Comments


Courtesy of Axios:

2020 Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged Monday to name a former public school teacher as secretary of Education if elected president, blasting President Trump’s pick Betsy DeVos as “the worst secretary of education we’ve seen.”

Warren wrote this in an email to supporters:

“I’ll just be blunt: Betsy DeVos is the worst secretary of education we’ve seen. She and her team are up to their eyeballs in conflicts of interest. Instead of championing our students, they protect for-profit colleges that break the law and cheat them. … Let’s get a person with real teaching experience. A person who understands how low pay, tattered textbooks, and crumbling classrooms hurt students and educators. A person who understands the crushing burden of student debt…”

I have to tell you that this really got me thinking hard about supporting Warren.

 She really seems to understand and respect public school teachers, and we need somebody like that to help build back up the reputation of these amazing public servants after decades of abuse by the Republican party and their supporters. 

When I was a child public school teachers were beloved and respected, and I would love to see us return to that point of view.

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13 Comments

  1. aNOn May 14, 2019 at 6:55 am - Reply

    https://www.warren.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Rigged%20Justice%20Report.pdf

    “This country’s government is rigged in favor of the rich and powerful,” the report says, “and the Trump administration has turned this power gap into a chasm.” aka the Aby$$

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/rigged-justice-scathing-new-report-details-rampant-free-for-all-corporate-crimes-under-trump-administration/

    • Anon May 14, 2019 at 8:45 am - Reply

      I think that portfolio everyone gleans off from is no longer available.
      Donny didn’t get his cut and he’s not a happy camper. Cry a river.

  2. Uncle Tom May 14, 2019 at 7:12 am - Reply

    OTY? “It’s no surprise that Justice Thomas, in particular, wrote this opinion, as states’ rights have been a focus of his for three decades.” ” “today’s decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the Court will overrule next.”

    It’s not hard to guess which cases Justice Breyer was wondering about. Because the same logic applied in Hyatt would overturn not only Roe v. Wade but also the court’s precedent on same-sex marriage, Obergefell v. Hodges.”
    “Justice Thomas’ theory of stare decisis is like a roadmap for how to overrule decisions one disagrees with. First, frame the disagreement as one over “quality” rather than principle. Second, trivialize the ways in which people rely on the law as it stands.

    And third, with the stroke of a pen, wipe out constitutional rights that people like me mistakenly think we possess.”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/clarence-thomas-shows-how-supreme-court-would-overturn-roe-v-wade?ref=home

  3. anon May 14, 2019 at 7:15 am - Reply

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/elizabeth-warren-turns-down-fox-news-town-hall-calling-the-network-a-hate-for-profit-racket

    I’m turning them down—here’s why,” she wrote Tuesday morning in a series of tweets.
    “Fox News is a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists—it’s designed to turn us against each other, risking life & death consequences, to provide cover for the corruption that’s rotting our government and hollowing out our middle class.”

  4. Anon May 14, 2019 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Warren’s priorities are correct.

    Furthermore, Bristol is evidence of what happens in the absence of education, while in the presence of booze, family dysfunction, and cocks, and more cocks.

  5. Alaska May 14, 2019 at 8:11 am - Reply

    https://www.dermotcole.com/reportingfromalaska/2019/5/11/otgqpv7ua5nfrjn9q2jr5hlpn0cjrk

    The Dunleavy administration accepted this forward-funding plan in documents earlier this year and did not mention any constitutional objections.
    the governor and Attorney General Kevin Clarkson invented the idea that the language was unconstitutional all along.

    The legal opinion from Clarkson claims the plan to fund schools was an illegal “dedication” of funds and alleges “Although the legislature’s action in this regard has been referred to as ‘future funding,’ the more appropriate description of the legislature’s action is ‘future appropriating.’”

    That’s not what the law says. – The law says the appropriation takes effect on July 1, 2019. The governor is now saying he won’t veto school funding for the next fiscal year, but wants the Legislature to agree with his political posturing, dressed up as a constitutional crisis. If this escalates into a court fight and a shutdown of school funding on July 1, there will be no one to blame but Dunleavy.

  6. Anonymous May 14, 2019 at 9:01 am - Reply

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_91hU6LDjoA

    Doris Day – Que Sera Sera

    RIP Doris Day 1922 -2019

    ‘The future’s not ours to see…what will be will be…’

    The End

  7. Anonymous May 20, 2019 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Wow, putting experts in charge. Appointing professionals that are actually trained and experienced in their field in charge of a department that is making decisions and regulations about their specific area of expertise. What a concept.

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