Bernie Has Some Questions For Trump’s Education Pick…

Betsy DeVos is planning to gut education and use the money for tax cuts for her billionaire friends. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“President-elect Donald Trump’s controversial nominee for education secretary went before a Senate committee on Tuesday, where she faced tough questions from Democrats over her efforts to expand charter schools, her family’s political influence, and her positions on guns and sexual assault on campuses.
Betsy DeVos, a billionaire from one of Michigan’s most powerful Republican families, has spent years funding “school choice” efforts in her home state and around the country. Public education advocates and teacher unions have described her as a radical choice to be the face of federal education policy.
DeVos’ vast wealth figured prominently in the hearing. Her family, which made its fortune through Amway and is worth an estimated billion, has been a major funder of charter school expansion, Republican candidacies and efforts to weaken labor unions. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) asked DeVos if she would have found herself there Tuesday if she wasn’t so rich.
“If you were not a multibillionaire … do you think that you would be sitting here today?” Sanders asked.”*
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