Michael Busch: Will Betsy DeVos Be the Cathie Black of the Trump Administration?
Mayor Bloomberg’s rationale in support of Cathie Black as NYC Chancellor was that she had successful experience as a businesswoman… a claim that could not be made about Betsy DeVos but a claim that DOES have an eerie resemblance to the one being made by Governor Chris Sununu in support of Frank Edelbllut, his nominee for Commissioner of Education in NH…
Michael Busch reflects on Betsy DeVos’ lack of knowledge of federal policy, federal laws, and federal programs and wonders if she will be a fish out of water in her new post?
He recalls when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg brought in a novice to run the school system. She had no experience with public schools; she had been a magazine publishing executive. She didn’t know the lingo or the issues. She made gaffe after gaffe in public meetings. She depressed the mayor’s poll ratings. She didn’t last 100 days.