Betsy DeVos — The Uneducation Secretary Pick Even Republicans Recoil From

Meet Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education: Betsy DeVos

Qualifications: billionaire heiress, no experience with K-12 education, no experience with college financial aid or student loans. Christian fundamentalist. Long time busy trying to undermine public education through questionable school voucher programs.

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How do we change school when… Oh them teachers!

I just saw something odd on Twitter (no surprise there, right?), namely the question: How do we change school when lots of people are concerned with protecting their little corner of school?

I suspect that a lot of people (I mean a LOT of people) wisely nod their heads hearing or reading this assumption loaded question, the assumption of course being the one drummed into the public’s mass mind by our media, namely that teachers obstruct change for the better and are the cause for all that’s wrong with our schools.

The question is so upside down, it made my brain flip inside my head.
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