Devos Looks Like She’s In… Edelblut is Likely to Follow in NH… and Schools Serving Disadvantaged Students Lose
Here’s the NYTimes story on Betsy DeVos clearing her first hurdle: getting through the HELP Committee in the Senate. The article seems to intimate that some GOP members might push back… but I fully expect the votes in opposition to her to go along party lines.
Tomorrow the NH Executive Council will vote on Governor Chris Sununu’s nominee for Commissioner of Education, Frank Edelblut, his main foe in the Republican gubernatorial primary who is a successful business who homeschooled all seven of his children.
So… at the national level we have a pro-voucher Secretary of Education with no public school experience who has spent millions of dollars campaigning for legislation that would eviscerate public education and in my home state of NH we will likely have a Commissioner who is a homeschooling businessman with no experience in public administration.
What could go wrong?
And most importantly, who will stand up for disadvantaged children who will be the only ones left behind in America’s public schools.
It’s time to develop a counter-attack….. and it won’t be electing another neoliberal like Obama whose appointees, as noted in earlier posts, were not much different from DeVos in terms of their attitudes toward privatization.