Biden Vows to Replace Betsy DeVos if he Wins Election
While some education decisions are made on a federal level, the majority of these choices are made by states, Donald Trump and his Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, would like to change that. On Wednesday, Trump vowed to pull federal funding from schools that don’t fully reopen in the fall.
DeVos has long been a controversial member of Donald Trump’s cabinet. The Major Republican donor was given her position despite a complete lack of teaching experience. Joe Biden, like many Americans, isn’t a fan. Last night, the Democratic candidate said that he would immediately replace DeVos upon being elected.
The Former Vice President tweeted on Wednesday night, “Four years of Betsy DeVos is more than enough. We need a Secretary of Education who is actually a public school educator.”
Four years of Betsy DeVos is more than enough. We need a Secretary of Education who is actually a public school educator.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 9, 2020
Education reform will be an important part of Biden’s presidential platform. He revealed some of his ideas during a call with National Education Associate delegates last week.
“You will never find in American history a president who is more teacher-centric or more supportive of teachers than me,” he told them. “This is going to be a teacher-oriented Department of Education, and it’s not going to come from the top down—it’s going to come from the teachers up.”
The Democratic candidate also vowed, “Education should be put more in the hands of educators. You should have more input on what you teach, how you teach it, and when you teach it. You are the ones in the classroom, you should have more input.”