Betsy DeVos: One Of Us? Or Not?

Since President Trump announced his nomination of BetsyDeVos as Secretary of Education, many on the right have spoken out about DeVos’ long-range intentions for America’s government school system.  True, DeVos has spoken loudly over the years about school choice, to help parents sidestep underperforming, union-agenda-driven schools.  But DeVos is also on record as a supporter of comprehensive federal standards for public pre-college education.  She carefully avoided use of the term “Common Core” during the hearing process, but it’s known that DeVos (with Trump’s apparent agreement) will push for some form of national intervention, disguised with a less-toxic label. Now we … Continue reading

Looking At The Reality Of Education – Part 2 Comparing Options of Educating for Families

Comparing Options of Educating for Families Here is a quick look at what Betsy DeVos has to come up to speed on quickly. Incorporating homeschool into the Department of Education thinking along with other innovations or methods may need to become a reality for our country and our budget. It is also a starting point on how parents need to be evaluating their children’s educational options. Public education is for everyone regardless of ability to pay, disability, and other issues. It began in answer to a deep desire for people to know how to read, write, and do other things like … Continue reading

Looking At The Reality Of Education – Part 1

Looking At The Reality Of Education Today With all of the stupidity and lack of basic knowledge currently being exhibited by snowflakes on college campuses, it has definitely become evident that the billions upon billions of dollars invested in education since the 1960’s has been poorly used and taxpayers poorly served. Betsy DeVos finally and barely got approved as the new Secretary of Education.  Many Democrats and a few Republicans have questioned her ability and experience.  Certainly, it has come to my mind as well.  While she has been actively involved in education and politics for many years, I am … Continue reading

What WE Are Up Against.

While we here at Hardnox and Friends tend to focus on issues with a national view, we also have HUGE state fights on our hands this election year as well. One of the RICHEST women in the state, wife of the owner of Amway, Betsy DeVos, thinks WE are THE PROBLEM with the Republican brand these days. From The Detroit News.com DeVos calls out GOP culture of intolerance.     By Nolan Finley  The Detroit News  19 Jan 2014 Betsy DeVos, the ultimate establishment Republican, is calling out the GOP’s national leadership for failing to stand up to “intolerance and insensitivity” … Continue reading