Reaction to Trump’s Education

Inspired by the New York Times

Tuesday February 7th a bunch of high schoolers from public schools in New York had a class room walkout to protest Betsy Devos. The protest was in Time Square and the high school students chanted, ” we love public school Betsy Devos is a fool.” For those of you who don’t know Betsy Devos is who Trump chose to be his secretary of education. Many people feel she is unprepared and unqualified to hold such an important role on the cabinet. Which based on the research I have done I don’t believe she is either. Mentioned in the newspaper article was that most kids in the U.S. know who Devos is but have no clue who Obama’s secretary of education is. What does this tell us? Does it maybe mean that kids are now only paying attention to someone in a position that affects their education because she is thought of to be corrupt.I mean I only knew that his Secretary of Education was Arne Duncan and that’s because I’m from a family full of teachers. I saw an article talking about 5 reasons why we should oppose Devos. The number one reason that we should not trust her is due to her lack of experience. She has never worked in, attended, or sent her children to a public school. She doesn’t appear to be a supporter of public school and has talked of wanting to donate money to conservative religious schools. She has ideas that will completely change the public school system. Also it is noted in several articles she wants to advance “God’s Kingdom” into public schools. I’m not really sure what that means but I think it has something to do with forcing religion into public schools. Which I don’t know why one would do that because that is the whole point of private schools, to promote religion. I think that the under Devos education will not change at all or change radically. The article talked about how private Catholic schools have significantly lower test schools than public. What will happen to these Private school kids when they go to college and aren’t as prepared as the public school kids. I feel like overtime we figure out whether Devos is incompetent or not.

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