Episode

1/18 Betsy DeVos: Religious Zealot & Crony Capitalist Guns for Public Education

January 18, 2017

Betsy DeVos is asked by Bernie Sanders if she would be nominated without campaign contributions and Al Franken demonstrates that she has almost no idea what she is talking about.

Tashaune Harden is a science teacher at Detroit’s César Chávez Academy and a vice president of the Michigan Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff explains how Betsy DeVos has created instability for students and teachers in the State Michigan. The difference between for profit and non profit charter schools. How Betsy DeVos has undermined accountability. What’s the distinction between proficiency and growth? How for profit charter school exploit teachers and state budgets and what is “count day”.

Elizabeth Warren grills DeVos on why she won’t do anything to protect students from fraud. Senator Maggie Hassan demonstrates that Betsy DeVos won’t protect kids with disabilities. Al Franken exposes DeVos’s support for “conversation therapy”. Tim Kaine grills DeVos on accountability standards and DeVos’s interesting reasoning behind having guns in public school.

On The Fun Half: Judith Miller who laundered false intelligence on Iraq in the New York Times wants to know how many lives Chelsea Manning cost? Obama releases Oscar Lopez Rivera from prison. Chile and Betsy DeVos. Al Franken kills it on risk pools and your calls and IMs.

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