Betsy Devos, Secretary, Michelle Heckman discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts


So here's an example of that. This is a speech at the two thousand eighteen American federation of teachers convention in Pittsburgh earlier this month where the president of that union Randi Weingarten delivered a scathing assessment of education, secretary, Betsy DeVos here. I think it's safe to say the whole country now knows what we knew the day. Her nomination was announced that Betsy DeVos is the worst secretary of education ever so strong words there from Randi Weingarten and here's the Betsy DeVos in an interview. This past March Lesley Stahl of CBS sixty minutes. Ask DeVos about her policy believes her record of a chief -ment and we'll hear in this clip her popularity or her lack of popularity here. Does I have you become people say the most hated cabinet secretary? I'm not so sure how exactly that happened, but I think there are a lot of really powerful forces allied against change. Does it hurt some? Sometimes it does. Sometimes it does. Again, I think I think I'm more misunderstood than anything more than any. Michelle Heckman. We're coming up against the break, but in the fifteen or twenty seconds that remain. What's your answer to that question? I mean, she does seem to be a bit of a lightning rod here. What explains that? Absolutely. You know, interesting to me because a lot of the things that she's most hated for her school choice policies. She basically has very little leverage to actually adopt and make law. I think it's just, you know, she's gone done a couple of interviews where she's the stunningly, not prepared, and I think that in a really raised her profile among people who are ready to hate her, right, we're going to continue this conversation listeners. We're talking about what education secretary, Betsy DeVos has been doing this summer to reshape federal education policy coming up. We're going to hear from the attorney general of Massachusetts, who is suing devices, department of education will also talk about the department's changes to civil rights rules in the classroom. You can join.

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