Tim Scott Introduces Betsy DeVos, Says She Understands “Sacrifice” and “Accountability”

Kira Davis
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2012, file photo shows thousands of public school teachers rallying outside the Chicago Public Schools district headquarters on the first day of strike action over teachers' contracts in Chicago. A majority of union members today now have ties to a government entity at the federal, state or local levels. The typical union worker now is more likely to be an educator, office worker or food or service industry employee rather than a construction worker, autoworker, electrician or mechanic, with far more women than men among the ranks. Overall, 11.3 percent of U.S. wage and salary workers are unionized, down from a peak of 35 percent during the mid-1950s.  (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong, File)

I’ve mentioned before (and often!) how many of the Democrats criticizing Betsy DeVos have received a lot of money from the very Democratic-leaning teachers unions in the country. Just how much have they received, though? About $750,000. The two largest teachers unions in the country have donated heavily to the eleven Democrats serving on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. The National Education | Read More »

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2016, file photo, Betsy DeVos, selected for Education Secretary by President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a rally, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Democratic senators on Dec. 14, called DeVos to ensure that a political action committee she controlled pays $5.3 million in fines and penalties owed for campaign finance violations in Ohio eight years ago. DeVos’ All Children Matter PAC broke Ohio election law by funneling $870,000 in contributions from its nationwide PAC to its Ohio affiliate in 2008. The state of Ohio later fined the group $5 million, but the fine has not yet been paid. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

I know, politics can be boring. Nominations and confirmation hearings seem so far removed from how we live our lives that very few actually tune in to CSPAN to watch. What if there was a nominee, though, who actually got people excited? One who would actually make a tangible difference for future generations? Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy | Read More »

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