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Subject:  Re: Another one of Trump's "great peopl Date:  11/23/2016  10:38 PM
Author:  chkNYC Number:  2120424 of 2372530

Betsy DeVos, who attended private Christian high school and private Christian College, opposes public education and has been fighting for uncontrolled charter schools and vouchers, is Trump's choice for Dept of Education.

IMO the schools she attended don't matter.

But her support for charter schools WITHOUT OVERSIGHT is a major concern as is her support for vouchers particularly since "...Trump has proposed creating a $20 billion federal voucher program for families to use to send their kids to the school of their choice."

She is a billionaire philanthropist and major Republican donor who has almost no political experience, particularly at the national level. (And we know that Trump also has no political experience.)

"The announcement signals that big changes could be on the way for schools and students around the country."

In addition, her husband "...is the former president of Amway, which his father co-founded... Her brother, Erik Prince, founded Blackwater, the controversial security firm."

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/11/5-thing...

Christina
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