Privatization Queen Betsy DeVos Gets Some Street Justice… Higher Education Style (good for you, Bethune-Cookman University)

by Scott Creighton

Couldn’t pass up on this one.

Sec. of Education, privatization queen Betsy DeVos, a woman who wants nothing more than to see the entire Department of Education privatized in order to make those billions of dollars available for the snake oil salesmen in the charter school industry, decided to get herself a little street cred by heading to Bethune-Cookman University to deliver their commencement address today.

Not a good move.

Betsy was booed mightily by the students attending the event. Many were angry because attendance was mandatory for graduation.

When she began her speech, the graduating class stood and turned their backs on her prompting the dean of the school to interrupt DeVos and threaten the students by saying if they didn’t behave, the cerimony would be over and he would “mail their degrees to them. Choose which way you want to go”

Students don’t like DeVos. For one reason, she said a while ago that traditionally black universities were rooted in the “school choice” movement. Of course, that is self-serving ridiculous crap. Traditionally black schools are rooted in racism as their students, while qualified, couldn’t get accepted at other schools because of their race. Especially in the south.

Betsy later walked back that insensitive comment but the damage was already done.

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Billionaire Religious Fanatic Public School Privatizer Betsy DeVos Becomes Trump’s Sec. of Education

by Scott Creighton

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the mask of the free market sociopath

I have written about this neoliberalization crap all day long for almost a decade now and as it unfolds it still makes me as sick as the first day I figured out what these fascist bastards were really up to.

Trump’s VP, Pence, had to step in and break the tie vote in the senate and so the billionaire privatizer who’s married to the Amway pyramid scheme fortune and the sister of Eric Prince (former owner of Blackwater and a guy looking forward to when he can cash in on the new Phoenix Program right here in America) is now your Secretary of Education.

Her goal, now that her cover is blown, will be to privatize as much of the Department of Education as she can, making billions in profits for her colleagues in the charter business while cheating at least a generation of young poor Americans out of their education.

Gov. Martinez of New Mexico can’t wait to help the “brave reformer” DeVos chop up public education on behalf of a couple billionaire oligarchs.

This isn’t about conservative verses liberal ideology. This is about bringing Milton Friedman’s economic brick to America and watching the Miracle of Chile being imposed on us in slow motion. School for profit ideology is sickening just like running prisons for profit or police for profit or wars for profit. It is all the same. And it sickens me.

Donald Trump has done a lot of things already that make me proud to have refused to vote for him. This tops the list thus far.  Makes you kinda wonder what he has up his sleeve next, doesn’t it?

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Behold the Mask of the Free Market Sociopath: Betsy DeVos on Capitol Hill

by Scott Creighton

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The Mask of the Sociopath as coached by her personal publicist

She sits there with a disingenuous smile painted on her face, expressing a deep seated contempt for the process that’s unfolding before her and exposing her many hours of training with a publicist/acting coach who obviously schooled her in how to get through the confirmation process and come out at the end looking somewhat human.

At one point she flubbed her lines saying “I have worked very hard on behalf of parents and children for the last almost 30 years to be a voice for parents… uh… uh.. uh voice for STUDENTS and to empower parents on behalf of their children… primarily low income children (smile)”

She should get her money back for that little bit of for-profit “education” she received from her coach.

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