Democrats have ruled the realm of public education for decades. In the process, they’ve turned public schools into politically correct centers of left wing indoctrination.
They have also become beholden to teacher unions which give them massive amounts of money. That’s the main reason they oppose school choice.
Donald Trump’s choice for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos is a longtime advocate of school choice, as is Trump himself. They want parents to be able to choose where their children go to school.
If that works, and it should, the Democrats’ stranglehold on public education goes away. So do the massive donations from teacher unions. That’s why the left is in a panic about this.
Take this example from the liberal magazine, The New Republic:
Can Democrats Save Public Schools from Trump and DeVos?
Anyone who cares about public education in America should be horrified by President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Betsy DeVos to be education secretary. The billionaire Republican donor and heir to the Amway fortune is also one of the nation’s most influential advocates for the “school reform” movement that brought us George W. Bush’s failed No Child Left Behind and Barack Obama’s misbegotten Race to the Top.
DeVos has long pushed for weakening teachers unions and expanding publicly funded and privately run charter schools. She’ll be eager to implement Trump’s massive voucher program, diverting billions from federal education spending to private (and sometimes religious, sometimes for-profit, sometimes virtual) schools.
Keep this in mind the next time a liberal tells you that the Democrats believe in freedom of choice. They don’t.
The Democrats want control. If they truly believed in choice, they would advocate school choice.
They ruined our public schools. Trump and Betsy DeVos might be able to change things for the better.
We will know in time.