For example, she says that the federal government doesn’t have a big a role to play in “protecting students and ensuring safe environments for them” as it did back when schools were segregated in terms of both race and gender. The thing is, American schools still suffer from this type of discrimination.
In DeVos’ own words, though, when it comes to reasons for the federal government to intervene today, she “can’t think of any.” Good to know.
Far from just sucking the life out of the ED, she claims she wouldn’t mind if it’s killed off permanently.
“It would be fine with me to have myself worked out of a job,” DeVos said, “but I'm not sure that – I'm not sure that there will be a champion movement in Congress to do that.”
Well, we’d suggest she should look at bill HR 899, penned by House Republicans, which aims to “terminate” the ED by December 31, 2018.
Sigh. There is an upside to of all this, though – space schools are coming! If you cannot wait until the year 2095 for these to appear, however, take comfort in the fact that the kids of today are more aware than most that the GOP, when it comes to education and science, has no idea what it is talking about.