There are times I am ashamed that our elected senators have a herd mentality. The Betsy DeVos confirmation is one of those times.
I am deeply troubled by DeVos’ lack of knowledge concerning education policy. Several of her answers in her confirmation hearings made it apparent that she doesn’t possess even a basic understanding of the most elementary educational issues. She stumbled answering questions that are standard interview questions for teacher candidates.
I realize that there may be pressure for the Senate Republicans to vote as a block and pass all confirmations through without question. I had hoped that our senators would look past party affiliation, and to do what is right for our great country, and the people of North Carolina.
I believe that the children, students, parents and teachers deserve asecretary of education who is knowledgeable about the department he or she will lead. I have tremendous respect for our senators and appreciate all that they do, but they failed us “bigly” on this one.