Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Betsy DeVos: Trump's illiberal ally seen as most dangerous education chief ever


anka Trump, wearing a blue lace dress, beamed, hugged, high-fived and took a group selfie. Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, smiled and chatted with the boys and girls too. But only one of them looked like she could have been a children’s TV presenter – and it was not Betsy DeVos. Trump and DeVos read the book Rosie Revere, Engineer to a group of around 40 six- to 10-year-olds – most of them African American – who had travelled on Tuesday from a YMCA boys and girls club in Washington to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, a short walk from the Trump international hotel. Analysis Six ways Trump is 'dismantling' the US after six months in office Trump has been paralyzed on healthcare and tax reform, but his administration has been active in eroding safeguards and protections elsewhere Read more “There’s a slide that I don’t think you want to go down this summer,” DeVos told the children. “You’ve got it! You do not want to go on the summer slide and slide back on your reading, do you?”

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