Teacher Union Cash Prompts Dems to Make Outlandish Claims About Betsy DeVos

By NTK Staff | 01.26.2017 @11:23am
Teacher Union Cash Prompts Dems to Make Outlandish Claims About Betsy DeVos

DeVos’s confirmation is becoming a theater of the absurd as Democrats make Hitler comparisons and claim her goal is to “decimate” public schools

In an effort to appease teachers union bosses, Democrats have been tripping over one another to smear President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. Rather pathetically, each hyperbolic attack is more bizarre than the next.

DeVos, a lifelong advocate for students and school choice, finds herself caught in the crossfire of a battle that has been raging for decades between teachers union bosses and groups representing the interests of America’s students.

In announcing his plans to vote against DeVos’s confirmation, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made the over-the-top claim that DeVos would somehow “single-handedly decimate our public education system if she were confirmed.”

Not to be outdone, the Huffington Post twisted itself into a pretzel to make a bizarre connection between DeVos and a man who, on a heavily edited video, said that Adolf Hitler knew that “to change a country, [he] had to reach the children.” The context of that comment is unclear because it was part of a spliced video. The Huffington Post chose to publish the story without fuller context or any confirmation that DeVos in any way supports such lines of thinking.

And then there’s Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who questioned whether DeVos had ever run a bank, as some kind of prerequisite for being Education Secretary:

“Do you have any direct experience running a bank? Have you ever managed or overseen a trillion-dollar loan program?”

DeVos politely answered no, and gently pointed out that neither of President Obama’s Education Secretaries, Arne Duncan and John King, had ever run massive banks, either.

Sadly, Democrats know where their bread is buttered, and as long as teachers union bosses keep doling out cash to Democrats, they will continue to bow to their wishes and treat America’s students as second-class citizens.

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