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CURMUDGUCATION: Betsy DeVos-- Secretary of Education,by peter Grrene

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Peter Greene has done his homework and he walks us through the career of Betsy DeVos. " She and her billionaire family fund ALEC, the far-right group that drafts model legislation to privatize all government functions. She funded the campaign for the emergency manager law, which allows the governor in Michigan to suspend democracy.  DeVos has never held down an actual job or worked in education. Her kids never attended public school. She would like to make teachers unions a thing of the past. Chalk beat says she is used to buying her way into policy victories, and as Secretary she wouldn't be able to just write a check to get everyone to do her will. Or maybe she could. We don't really know if that's not okay in Trumplandia or not. Well, we knew it wouldn't be pretty. Now we can start to get a sense of just what kind of ugly it's going to be."

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