Senator Al Franken’s position on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and school choice is a classic case of – Do as I say, not as I do.
He opposes school choice. Except for his own kids, of course.
Sen. Al Franken Opposed to School Choice Except for Own Kids’ 44K/Year Private School
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) was highly critical of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos during her confirmation hearing, citing that DeVos had never attended a public school or sent a child to one, alphanews.com reported on March 2.
But Franken seems to like the idea of sending his own children to private schools — they attended Dalton School in New York City where tuition is $44,640 per year.
“Dalton is known for educating celebrities and children of royalty,” alphanews.com reported.
And Franken himself enjoyed attending a private school.
“According to an interview with Harvard Magazine, Franken was a math and science whiz as a boy,” alphanews.com reported. “As he approached secondary school years, his parents wanted to find a better school for their gifted student.”
Democrats oppose school choice because they get tons of money from teacher unions. Their objections to school choice have nothing to do with what’s best for kids. It’s all about politics and money.