Secretary DeVos Blames Teacher Unions for Lack of Choice
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos blames teacher union officials for a lack of choice in education, comparing the absence of freedom to communism. Michael Stratford had the story in politico.com
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Friday that students who lack the means to attend the school of their choice enjoy as much freedom as those in East Germany had under communist rule.
In remarks to the conservative Young America’s Foundation, DeVos recalled her own travels decades ago in which she saw the stark differences between “tyranny and freedom” in East and West Germany. And she lauded President Ronald Reagan’s “purpose and principle” in fighting successfully to tear down the Berlin Wall.