Baerren: If not for her money, Betsy DeVos would be just another Facebook blowhard

Betsy DeVos’s tenure as education secretary, and let’s assume that Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos arrives with former Sen. Joe Lieberman, right, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., before testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)she’ll collect enough votes from Republicans to make it so, will be a testament to an awful pathology that undergirds much of our elections, the idea that wealthy people know best because they have a lot of money.

To wit, her resume: zero practical experience in education and zero experience in running a complex bureaucracy responsible for managing multi-billion dollar loan and grant programs. She has a bachelor’s degree from a small private college, and because she was born wealthy and married wealthy never had to work a day in her life.  Read More

 

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