I am so very disappointed in the Republican senators… 50 of them voted to put Billionaire Betsy DeVos, devout private school graduate, business woman with a BA from a private religious college, whose children have never stepped foot in a public school, in charge of our national public school system! I am appalled that they are putting their trust in her and I am saddened that they didn’t have the guts to stand up and say we can do better and we must do better for our children and our education system.
I should not be shocked. Is it possible that the republican senators who voted her in are worried about the wrath of Trump… they could possibly be the subjects of his next tweets. These same people have decided that someone with no political experience, no diplomacy and absolutely no decorum will rule THEIR roost… I applaud those two Republican senators who broke with their party and voted against this nomination… but two was not enough to make a difference. It is shameful, but now SOP, for this new administration… we are now ruled by billionaires… November 2018 can not come soon enough.
I wrote emails to Senators. What else could I do? I sat and watched the news as our public education system was turned over to someone who does not believe in public education. Much like Trump’s pick for other departments and agencies, she does not believe in the very thing she will now be in charge of?!? I am sickened thinking about someone with no vested interested in public education leading reform… I am horrified that someone with no educational experience or teaching degree will decide matters of the utmost importance in public schools. I am worried that my little rural school will suffer financially because of her misunderstanding of all things that have to do with what happens in public schools on a daily basis. I am fearful that science will no longer be taught and that the cry for prayer in schools will become louder and stronger. I worry that good talented teachers will decide that enough is enough and that they will take their talents to another field.
Let’s shake things up, they say. Let’s put fresh eyes on this issue… A new sheriff is in town… but really it’s the fox guarding the hen house.. .
What is our next move? A nationwide strike – by parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff? Am I even allowed to suggest that? If it is led by parents and students would more people listen? Where are my fellow pussy-cap marchers? There must be something that can be done!
Wow, what a crazy time we live in… you better hold on to your chickens!