Trump Stumbled in His Choice of Betsy DeVos As Sect. of Ed

Nov 23, 2016 by


“Trump Stumbled in His Choice of Betsy DeVos As Sect. of Ed.”

By Donna Garner




It is convenient now for Betsy DeVos to say that she is against Common Core so that she can convince Donald Trump to appoint her as his Sect. of Education.


The problem is that Betsy DeVos was nowhere around during the last nine years when the millions of parents and concerned citizens nationwide were fighting against all odds to discredit and make public the disastrous tentacles of Obama’s Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI).


It is because of these concerned citizens’ hard work – not Betsy DeVos’s – that the term “Common Core” has now become a poison pill. 


Where was Ms. DeVos when we so badly needed her voice, her status, her political clout, and her financial support to fight Common Core? 


Oh, I forgot.  She was supporting Jeb Bush and his Foundation for Excellence in Education which made multi-millions off Common Core (1.31.13 “Corporate Interests Pay To Play To Shape Education Policy, Reap Profits” – posted by In the Public Interest —



Ms. DeVos and her family were also busy giving between $60,000 and $100,000 to Hillary and Bill’s Clinton Foundation (11.23.16 – “Potential Trump Education Chief Pick Betsy DeVos Is Pro-Common Core, Family Donated to Clinton Foundation” – by Dr. Susan Berry — Breitbart )



What about Ms. DeVos’s support for charter schools?  My article written on 11.16.15 explains the very real concerns many concerned citizens have about charters. 

“School choice is wonderful so long as there is an authentic choice. If everything is Common Core, then there is no real thing as choice!” – (11.16.15 — “Vigilance Needed by Parents Over Children’s Schools” – —



I wish Ms. DeVos well if she is confirmed as the U. S. Sect. of Education; but I do so hope she will choose people to serve in the USDOE who were wise enough to realize from the very beginning how destructive Obama’s Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI) would be.


Our country is reaping the whirlwind from CCSI right now as is evidenced by the millions of students who have been dumbed down and indoctrinated into the social justice agenda. Many of those indoctrinated and misguided students make up the violent protesters who are committing unlawful disorder and chaos across our nation.


If Ms. DeVos were to choose the right kind of people to serve in the positions at the USDOE, perhaps they would deliberately try to work themselves out of a job.  Perhaps they might  repeal the vast federal overreach of the Obama administration and turn more and more decisions back to the locals. In fact, hopefully in time, Ms. DeVos and her employees would help to shutter the UDOE since its very existence is against the U. S. Constitution.]



“Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary”

by Kelsey Harness, The Heritage Foundation


Excerpts from this article:


President-elect Donald Trump has selected billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos, a relatively unknown figure on the national scene, to head the U.S. Department of Education.

Upon accepting the position of education secretary, DeVos issued a statement clarifying that she is not a supporter of Common Core “period.”


Trump’s disdain for the national standards was perhaps the most talked about education policy issue on the campaign trail, and DeVos’ opinion on the issue was previously unclear.

DeVos currently serves as head of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, which was started by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who Trump criticized for defending the national standards.

In recent years, DeVos had been quiet on the issue of Common Core, but upon accepting the position in the Trump administration, she changed that…


…Some organizations the DeVos family has supported include [Jeb Bush’s] Foundation for Excellence in Education, ArtPrize, West Michigan Aviation Academy, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, American Enterprise Institute, Mars Hill Bible Church, and The Heritage Foundation, which is the parent organization of The Daily Signal.

DeVos is the daughter of Edgar and Elsa Prince. Her father was an extremely successful engineer, developer, and industrialist, who founded Prince Corp. DeVos’ in-laws, Richard and Helen DeVos, are longtime personal supporters of The Heritage Foundation.

Richard DeVos is the co-founder of Amway, which is now one of the largest and most successful companies in the world. In recognition of their support, The Heritage Foundation named the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society in their honor. Through their family foundation, Betsy and her husband Dick DeVos have continued the family’s support of The Heritage Foundation over the last decade…

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