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PENCE BTFO DEMOCRATS: BETSY DEVOS CONFIRMED AS NEW SECRETARY OF EDUCATION

Get ready to receive your vouchers, so that you could remove your children from their horrible public schools and send them to a well run private institution.

Mike Pence just broke a 50-50 tie in the Senate, casting his own vote as the tiebreaker.

The left can’t help but lose, continuously.

In short, this is why the left didn’t want Devos in and desperately fought her confirmation.

Devos:

“If confirmed, I will be a strong advocate for great public schools,” she says. “But, if a school is troubled, or unsafe, or not a good fit for a child – perhaps they have a special need that is going unmet — we should support a parent’s right to enroll their child in a high quality alternative.”

“It’s really pretty simple,” she says in the opening remarks, which the Trump transition team provided to news organizations.

In other words, she’s going to permit you to remove your children from failing schools, who place indoctrination ahead of education, and instead send them to private schools. The Department of Education is where the left plots their future, brainwashing the children with identity politics. Giving parents the option to remove their children from the matrix is a grave and unimaginable threat to their future.

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44 comments

  1. jts5362

    What is this BTFO meaning you kids keep saying?

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  2. jtizzle

    It would be nice if she wasn’t a mega donor moron. But I guess it is just part of draining the swamp or whatever.

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  3. traderconfessions
    traderconfessions

    Jesus in every classroom and a brain scrambler for all. Of course she’s qualified, Trump said so. Now don’t hold it against her that she was clueless during her confirmation proceedings and has never run a big organization. Betsy Devos is the best America has to offer its young people! Even Ben Carson is laughing.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/us/politics/betsy-devos-neurocore-brain-centers.html

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  4. Dr. Fly

    Find solace in knowing the dept of ed could have been run worse in the past 8 years. Only one place to go but up.

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    • derp

      I recently consulted on a project at D.ed. Blind college students couldn’t access their loan paperwork. The kicker is, the FSA 508 coordinator is blind himself. An 80 year old fossil who was personally hired by LBJ and fancied himself an IT expert because knew how to turn the computer on.

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    • jtizzle

      I agree that Arnie Duncan a politically connected mope as well, but isn’t Devos essentially the same type of person? At best she should be peddling essential oils. More of the same.

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  5. bennyhill

    You’re clueless. Did you watch the confirmation hearings? She didn’t know the difference between student growth and proficiency. Shit even I know that as a parent. Her charter school efforts in Michigan were an unmitigated disaster. Kids are NOT eligible to attend private schools – a select few will be able to attend public charter schools, which draw money out of other public schools and hurt more kids than they help. In some places, charters succeed and at least help the few that get to attend them nut still leaves most kids in schools with less funding than before because the state has to funnel the money into the charters. But her charters in Michigan couldn’t even do that – everyone lost. She bought the position with donations and it woefully unqualified. Do your homework people.

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    • heaterman

      This is so simply solved…
      Each student receives a voucher worth … say $8,500, or $10,000 or whatever the national average is.
      The parents or guardians of said student are free to pick what school their children attend. Period

      The Federsl government should Establish a core curriculum of history, math, science, life skills, reading and languages … and then get the heck out of the way.

      The chaff will quickly be driven before this hurricane of parental empowerment and things will sort out soon enough.

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      • traderconfessions
        traderconfessions

        Vouchers have their place but Devos is a moron. Did you watch the confirmation hearings? She was given the job because she gave big bucks to Trump. So many better choices on conservative side.

        Fortunately what she says and does will have relatively little impact locally.

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      • bennyhill

        It’s not that simple – you quickly end up with 1-2 schools over-enrolled and the rest of the kids end up screwed even more than they were before the charters opened.

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      • doughjadank

        “Fuck those kids of mine, I want to homeschool them and pocket the money.”

        – Welfare Queens

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    • john_galt

      Assholes like you should not be allowed to procreate. You personifies the justification as to why abortion should remain legal.

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    • Mr. Cain Thaler

      Yeah as the guy who’s actually from Michigan I’ll just jump in and point out our schools were in financial ruin way before DeVos showed up.

      Our teachers do a decent job but the union mentality raided the money and in the cities the school districts are so corrupt, look at all the SE MI school officials sitting in prison.

      The whisper number on teacher pensions after the Granholm years was they were only 20% funded. That’s part from the recession but majority is because Granholms admin assumed something stupid like 10% annual fund grown and then dropped the teacher pension withholding by 33%.

      Complaining about the lady who believes in school mobility as the cause of Michigan’s problems is silly. How much MORE influence and power could the MEA have had in MI in the 00’s?

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      • heaterman

        Seconded by a fellow Michigander. Granholm was a disaster on so many levels the after effects of her administration will be felt for years if not decades to come. Cut from the same cloth as 0bama and Hitlery.

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  6. matt_bear

    it’s also a racial issue. white parents removing their kids from black schools.

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    • heaterman

      The opposite is also true. Parents of black or other minority students would be free to send their kids to a “white” school.

      Looking at the local schools around here, the one already the most ethnically diverse is the private school.

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    • The Maven

      Stop bringing race into it. Let’s just say it is responsible parents getting their kids out of hellholes.

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  7. heaterman

    Liberal heads are exploding everywhere right now.

    The caterwauling and gnashing of teeth will increase by orders of magnitude.
    The riots (aka protests) will become more violent with pussy hats distributed free of charge via Amazon.

    Blitzer, Pelly and the like will wax philosophically about what has become of our great country and how this spells impending doom on an apocalyptic scale.
    Claims will be made by Huffpo that Russians hacked the nomination process via info fed to them by Assange.

    All because parents may, just may, have the freedom to pick the school of their choice and send their own tax dollars along with the child.

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  8. traderconfessions
    traderconfessions

    Fly.. schools are brainwashing kids with identity politics?? What does that mean?

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    • t.c.

      Critical Race Theory garbage has infiltrated the schools. Basically, white people are to blame for everything because they colonized and oppressed everyone. It’s both untrue and insane to teach that especially in an Anglo Protestant nation.

      This has nothing to do with my response, but it’s awesome:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMz3clGp_MY

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      • cancel19

        t.c. You are the voice of reason in a sea of emotional perverted political dogshit!

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    • heaterman

      Well how about…
      It’s now law in Californication that kids as young as 5 and 6 years old that two dads or two moms or two of unknown type are perfectly normal and OK.
      This is exactly what Fly was talking about.

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  9. ironbird

    Just wait for Planned Murderhood to get no money. Libtards heads will explode and implode at the exact same time and disappear into a black hole forever gone.

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    • ironturd

      Disappear into a black hole forever gone? That is poetry.

      Nobody’s head is going to explode (this is the headline of every single alt-right youtube vid atm + Fly’s infowars blogger entourage), and the attacks on access to healthcare and women’s rights will have adequate and meaningful blowback in the months and years to come. This is a real culture war of values and ideas from which we’ll all benefit as long as Trump Co. doesn’t seek to do real damage to American democratic processes.

      As much as you relish the idea that libtards are only capable of throwing hissy fits in response to MAGA and the Bannonites, take into consideration that Trump’s Modus Operandi is to attack, bully and discredit all those who disagree with him, while proclaiming “great respect and admiration” for those that do – “winners” above all. Nothing immature or sleazy about that. He spent the first weeks of his presidency obsessing about his crowd sizes (this really gets to him for some reason), and consistently uses all caps and exclamation points to address the public (via cyber computers). If that is what is currently resonating with Red America so be it, but there will be a measured and organized response from the Opposition Party and it won’t be led by a deeply insecure, desperate buffoon.

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      • ironbird

        Hey you. Fuck off. Did not even read your horseshit. Did not have to. Go get your own voice then come back.

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        • ironturd

          Is that the sound of your head exploding?

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          • cancel19

            No that’s the sound of reason! Your headless dead corpse can’t understand! Go ahead and rot before we have to burn you!

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        • The Maven

          Turdmuffin, considering it is you trolling, I’d wager that sound I hear is in fact your head exploding. Knd of a dull, fluffy kind of explosion.

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  10. jacked rabbit

    Fake news is nothing compared to when we’ll see fake school.

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    • hattery

      Considering the test scores vs dollars spent, some people would say we already have it.

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  11. sarcrilege

    Whether Betsy DeVos is/is not qualified for the job, it’s always nice to set this:

    > “The left can’t help but lose, continuously.”

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  12. jtizzle

    It’s kind of crazy to me that these cabinet picks even feign any remote interest in the well being of the American people. I mean, at this point, they can pretty much openly say “I paid for this position and I am going to get even more stupid rich from this, bitchezzzzzzzz!” and they’d still get confirmed.

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    • ironbird

      Have some faith grasshopper. Not everyone is a libtard. There are patriots that give tips and do not really love pizza and could care.

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      • jtizzle

        This administration will be just as shitty as the last. This will cause the pendulum to swing back to the left. Then rinse and repeat. As long as ALL our politicians take care of their pocketbooks first, the problems will get worse and worse in this country.

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  13. southernjam

    This is a blessing. So praise Kek from whom all blessings flow.

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