Trumps Taps Billionaire School Privatizer for Education Secretary
Barack Obama and corporate Democrats opened the door to the serious threats to public education represented by Betsy Devos, says Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report
JAISAL NOOR: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jaisal Noor in Baltimore. President-Elect Donald Trump has revealed his pick for Education Secretary billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos. The right-wing charter school advocate was chosen after Jerry Falwell said he’d turn down the post. Also in the running was disgraced former head of DC schools Michelle Rhee. In September, Trump proposed the government spend $20 billion to expand school choice through vouchers and increase charter schools. Here’s that clip.
* Not to be forgotten, Arne Duncan’s legacy and where is he now, maybe he’ll stump for DeVos?
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