During her confirmation hearing with the U.S. Senate, she dedicated herself to being a champion for great schools.
Even worse, under amendments to the Bush guidelines pushed by Obama and Duncan, the department no longer required schools to reach certain benchmarks in test scores or graduation rates - only to demonstrate that they were "making progress".
Big Government coddling of public schools in the guise of "tough love" clearly doesn't work.
Betsy DeVos is not an educator, she has never directed a learning institution of any kind, she has no expertise in pedagogy, she has never run a government agency, and neither she nor her kids have ever attended a public school.
"The reason this nation has been so committed to public schools is because everyone benefits, whether you're in public school or private school, you benefit", Sweeney said. "During my one-on-one meeting with Mrs. DeVos, the first thing I stressed to her was the importance of the IDEA program and parental involvement in the Individualized Education Program process".
In particular, DeVos' answers proved that she is either unaware or unsupportive of numerous core policies, duties and functions of the education department such as the federal laws protecting special education students and those that restrain for-profit universities.
David Goffin through to last eight at the Australian Open
But, today will be different, as for the first time , Monfils is the higher ranked player at No. 6, while Nadal is at No. 9. The last set of the match was truly a bonus as it would have done very little to drain Raonic's energy.
Afterwards, Hassan asked her if she knew that the act was a federal law prior to her bringing it up, and DeVos' response was something Communications and Sciences Disorders Professor Deidre Muldoon did not like. With Republicans firmly in control in the General Assembly, it's safe to assume numerous same priorities will continue including private school vouchers, charters and virtual charter schools and public school takeover initiatives like the Achievement School District that is slated to begin this year.
The handing of the education secretary's position to a billionaire and avowed enemy of public education will lead to an vast escalation of the war against this most basic democratic right.
Is this what our schools and students need - an inexperienced partisan ideologue with a track record of failure and a disdain for public education? And she thinks DeVos would flesh out the department with people experienced in key policy areas.
"As someone who has been married to a special education teacher for nearly 50 years and has also served as chairman of the Georgia Board of Education, the education of kids with disabilities has been a passion of mine for decades", Isakson said in a statement. School choice, vouchers and privatization schemes are her only solutions.
The coming months and years will see the eruption of social opposition to the destruction of public education.
Alec Baldwin to Host SNL for Record-Breaking 17th Time
Trump has not taken too kindly to Baldwin's impression of him, tweeting that it "just can't get any worse" and calling it "sad". Baldwin once responded to Trump on Twitter, stating that he would stop the impersonations when Trump releases his tax returns.
The US behemoth expects the transaction to boost its long-term profit growth by as much as 2% over analysts' expectations. Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP , Homburger AG and Sexton Riley LLP are serving as legal advisors to J&J.
The names aren't known out there as commonly as coaches. "I talked to a lot of people, a lot of ex-coaches, that sort of thing". He could see his third coach during that tenure if Chuck Pagano is also dismissed. "Ryan is an outstanding man", said Irsay.
Massimiliano Allegri, Milan's coach at the time, made stinging comments against those who had racially abused Balotelli. Later on Saturday, a French football association said it would investigate the incident.
Vandeweghe - a quarter-finalist at Wimbledon in 2015 - will go on to face Garbine Muguruza in the last eight. But even when Vandeweghe sent over an ordinary rally ball, Kerber was quite capable of miscuing it.
Adele had a little hiccup during her performance after a microphone inside a piano fell onto the piano's strings. The Recording Academy has confirmed a thoroughly unsurprising addition to the 2017 Grammy Awards lineup.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) says it is now looking into the footage and the conduct of the two officers. The force said independent advisory groups were a way for communities to work with the police to help improve its service.
Spurs go straight up the other end and equalise through Son, who lashes past Bravo after a lovely lay off from Kane . However, they will be thoroughly delighted to have left with a draw, especially given the circumstances.
Labour will be fighting two by-elections on February 23 - MP Jamie Reed has stepped down from his Copeland seat. Nuttall is hoping to win a seat in the House of Commons alongside his Ukip colleague, Douglas Carswell.
But, Trump can weaken the law by regulating budget allocations, which he tried to do with his first executive order yesterday. That's because healthier people might choose not to buy health plans, leaving only sick people covered.
A bill to formally repeal the law via budget reconciliation is expected from Republicans on January 27. During his campaign, Trump had vowed to repeal Obamacare and replace it with "something terrific".
A tornado watch was in effect for parts of Alabama through most of Saturday morning, the National Weather Service said. A local fire station and the campus of William Carey University were among the buildings damaged in the tornado.
Judge: Aetna lied about quitting Obamacare
The plan, though, has languished for months while seeking federal approval. Neither of defendants' rebuttal arguments is persuasive. The reason Aetna gave at the time was business based.
Missing Va. mom, children found safe
A news release from the Virginia Beach Fire department said that no one was in the house at the time of the fire. Moira Lamping said Monica later canceled a babysitting job and has not been heard from since.
Cassini spies shy moon nestled among Saturn's rings
In particular, a grainy texture is seen in several wide lanes which hints at structures where particles are clumping together. In addition to the horizontal waves visible in this new image, another shot taken in 2009 shows vertical ones as well.
Red Cross: 70 Civilians Killed in Nigeria Bombing Mistake
Some analysts questioned how a warplane could be conducting air strikes if the military is merely in a "mopping up" operation. On January 16th suicide bombers struck the University of Maiduguri , killing a professor and a child alongside the attackers.
Italy avalanche: rescue teams pull out four more survivors
One boy who identified himself as Edoardo said he had been one of three children trapped, along with one woman, in the same room. The avalanche came hours after a series of tremors struck the Abruzzo region, hit by several deadly earthquakes past year .
Pound pulled lower again by weak retail sales data
On an annual basis, the overall rate of retail sales growth was 4.3%, but that still marked a slowdown from 5.7% in November. Its governor commented this week that "households appear to be entirely looking through Brexit-related uncertainties".
Saskatchewan's annual inflation rate up 0.6% in December
Buying your favourite food at the grocery store saw little change in price according to the December Consumer Price Index. Prices were up for seven of the eight major categories compared with a year earlier, with food being the one exception.