But Betsy DeVos is just a symptom of a badly broken system. We’re up against powerful forces, and to win, we need big structural change. So here’s my plan: Under a Warren administration, the Secretary of Education will be a public school teacher. pic.twitter.com/4M33NGTNJt
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) May 13, 2019
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.