Local education veteran Paul White responds to LA Times editorial on Betsy DeVos

By Paul White
Have no fear about Betsy DeVos, little LA Times editorial board. 
Betsy DeVos at her worst will not be 1/10  as bad as the losers and incompetents who have destroyed LA public schools – individuals the Times has supported for decades:  Cortines, Brewer, Deazy, Eli Broad, et al.  Nor can DeVos be anything but an improvement over Obama’s Ed. Sec’y. Arne Duncan, who spent billions, knew nothing – firsthand or otherwise about our schools,  and accomplished squat. 
DeVos will be a breath of fresh air to US public education, because she knows the two MOST important things – the two things that NO previous Secretary of Education has known:
1) Our public education is broken beyond repair and needs to be totally dismantled and rebuilt. 
2) The Department of Education, not being a Constitutional activity needs to be eliminated, giving the responsibility for education back to the states, where it belongs.  
So if Ms. DeVos does her job, the Times editorial board can come out from hiding under the covers in “fear of the next four years”, because the US Department of Education will be gone, and California’s public school leaders will have no one to blame but themselves if our schools continue in their present dysfunctional state.  
Invest 5 minutes in this USA-Focus.org  non-partisan, strictly factual brief on the real situation with our schools.  It will calm your fears of Ms. DeVos being able to do any more damage than has already been done.  

Paul D. White is director of the Stronghold Institute and a Co-Director www.USA-Focus.org, a nonpartisan, non-profit foundation dedicated to providing facts and insightful solutions about key issues.You can email him at white.pauld@gmail.com.

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6 Responses to Local education veteran Paul White responds to LA Times editorial on Betsy DeVos

  1. Andre Casanave February 21, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    You people never got over the Feds letting little blacks girls go to the same school as whites.

    • Citizen Reporter February 22, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      It was the Democrats that perpetrated that, genius.

  2. Mark Savalla February 9, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    The way the past Secretary of Education performed is in direct alignment with the goals of the Communist Party. I believe that more attention should be given to this premise.

  3. Deborah Baber Savalla February 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Betsy DeVos has the right idea which, of course, aligns with President Trump’s and also mine: The responsibility of educating our youth and directing their learning belongs first and foremost to the parents. Sadly, given our all-too dysfunctional families, the next stop is the community which may include churches, synagogues, and associations like the YMCA, then the City, and lastly, the State. At no time should the Federal government intercede. Put simply: the Feds are too far removed from the objective to be effective. The most triumphant Federal Secretary of Education is one who makes his or HER job irrelevant!

  4. William Hicks February 7, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    After my 43 year career with LAUSD I have seen more money spent on education with an inferior result from what I received from the same institute of previous years.

    It’s time that parents should be put back into their rightful position of determining what’s best for their children instead of the current teachers union’s.


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