Betsy DeVos fails to acknowledge facts on campus rape and school discipline

Betsy DeVos' Embarrassing 60 Minutes Interview Is What Happens When You're Not Qualified for the Job

Eden explains to Breitbart News how DeVos should have responded to these questions.

President Obama's approach to school discipline was announced in 2014 by then-Attorney General Eric Holder and then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan. President Trump's 2017-2018 budget called for $1.4 billion to support investments in school choice, while cutting $9.2 billion from the already measly federal education budget.

This is the case in DeVos' home state of MI, where the public school system has been ravaged by school choice.

MI also has a high level of school of choice and charter schools, but school tests scores are not improving like they are in Florida, a point indicated by Stahl.

Stahl: Why take away money from that school that's not working-to bring them up to a level where. that school is working?

We must listen to the students, parents and educators, who have unequivocally stated they do not want more guns in schools and have overwhelmingly rejected the idea of arming educators.

DeVos' passion for school and community choice also transferred into how she views school safety. What about those kids?

"And all students means all students", DeVos said. Still, they provide a rough look at how MI kids are doing, and it sure looks like they're doing steadily better in public schools but not in charter schools.

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DEVOS: I don't know.

"Well, we should be funding and investing in students, not in school, school buildings, not in institutions, not in systems", said DeVos.

Stahl: Have you seen the really bad schools?

"I can't say overall they've all gotten better", DeVos said. Between suggesting teachers in Wyoming should be armed with guns because of bears and struggling to answer basic questions at her confirmation hearing, it's been a rough start for DeVos.

How are MI schools doing? DeVos claims "school choice" and stripping funds from public schools will help students, data from MI (where she has already implemented the program) shows schools are actually getting worse, and she has not visited any of these schools to see the problem in action. DeVos said she was committed to "making sure students have opportunity to learn in safe and nurturing environments".

"I have not - I have not -I have not intentionally visited schools that are underperforming", DeVos answered.

The White House did not respond to a request for an official comment regarding DeVos' performances, and it wasn't immediately clear what President Donald Trump's reaction was. An "annotated" portion from The Washington Post is in the short video below. "A Brookings Institute analysis a year ago also found that the state's students made the least improvement in National Assessment of Education Progress scores since 2003".

Michigan, for instance, ranked 41st in the nation in fourth-grade reading in 2015, according to the latest NAEP results.

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