Why the US needs Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos's nomination to become secretary of education was a squeaker.  It made history by being the first confirmation to be put through because of a tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate by the vice president. The closeness of the vote shows the importance of DeVos's selection.  We have a government running out of control in terms of its attempt, beginning with the No Child Left Behind Act in the Bush administration and continuing with national standards falsely labeled under Common Core as "State Standards" (CCSS), to do an unprecedented end run around the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which gives control of education to the states.  Even before No Child Left Behind, we had Outcomes Based Education, where the Department of Education "incentivized" methodologies and goals instead of leaving those determinations wholly to the states. Mrs. DeVos' life's work reveals a different strategy – not more government...(Read Full Post)