Is Betsy DeVos a religious zealot determined to save America’s children from their heathen public education? Is Betsy DeVos on a mission from God to destroy public education and to bring Christianity to all of America?

President Kennedy was rigorously questioned about his Catholicism and if his devotion to the Pope would have undue influence over his politics. Betsy DeVos should be put under the same scrutiny. Does she understand the meaning of separation of church and state and why it became so important to our constitution?

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Coalage3 2 years 37 weeks ago
#2

Is she on a mission from God? Lets certainly hope so. Better than being on a mission from that liberal God known as the govt. beaucracy.

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TomDorr 2 years 37 weeks ago
#3

A little Judeo-Christian ethics in our schools certainly wouldn't hurt. Taking God out of the schools and lessening discipline and expectations sure worked, right? Look at the state of our urban schools now. Once there was so much shame attached to teen pregnancies out of wedlock the girl left town. There were far less "illigitimates", (as they were called), births them. Now we have an horrific explosion of teens having kids that are emotionally, educationally, economically, and maritally unequipped to support. This is the foundation of the crime and poverty we are experiencing in this nqtion.

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lemdavis 2 years 37 weeks ago
#4

If you have the government providing funds to Christian schools, how could you prevent the funds being available for other religious schools, such as Muslim schools. It would be probably be unconstitutional to restrict the funds only to Christian schools. It seems like this would be opening Pandora's Box. Can you imagine the next generation of terrorists being trained in schools funded by the federal government?

rs allen 2 years 37 weeks ago
#5

White Nationalists (supremists) and the christain taliban consummate an unholy union:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/opinion/sunday/donald-trump-the-relig...

Legend 2 years 36 weeks ago
#6

There is a good reason for separtion of Church and State.

Coalage3 2 years 36 weeks ago
#7

This solution is easy but difficult to obtain. Improve the public schools to the point where parents won't have to make the difficult choice about where to send their kids.

I live in a small town (less than 15,000 people), but everyone knows the best grade school in town (for example) is the Catholic school. The public school administrators and teachers know it, the parents know it, and the students know it. Its been around for over 50 years now. And yes, it costs some money to attend. But they also provide scholarships and funding for low income participants of which our area unfortunately has many right now. There is a waiting list to get in even though our public schools are generally pretty good where I live.

The newly elected governor of my state (a democrat) made a big deal of the "bloated" bureacracy of the state department of education. Most counties in my state have lost population over the last 20 - 30 years. But the public education offices have added employees/administrators and they keep growing even though they have less students. Why?

Coalage3 2 years 35 weeks ago
#8

Ross Dothat has this opinion: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/opinion/the-comforts-of-the-betsy-devos-war.html?_r=1

I don’t want to make mock of all DeVos opposition. Senators had every right to vote against her if they felt her underqualified or uninformed. But the fervor and pitch of the opposition basically reflected the present Democratic Party at its worst: unstinting in defense of bureaucracy and its employees, more excited about causes dear to the upper middle class than the interests of the poor, and always girding for the battle with the Real Enemy, religious conservatives, no matter what the moment actually demands.

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