Betsy DeVos is Donald Trump s pick for Secretary of Education.
Interestingly, she never went to a public school herself, nor did she send her kids to public schools, nor did she ever teach in a public school, nor has she apparently ever spoken to anyone who did.
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If she had, perhaps she would have heard about the growth vs. proficiency debate, or understand the basics of charter schools, or be familiar with the requirements for educating children with disabilities.
What qualifies Betsy DeVos to head the nation s public education system?
To the extent she has any experience in education, it s as a school privatization activist.