From Thomas Jefferson To Rex Tillerson, 1789

I’ve sent you two direct tweets asking so that you can please consider me for the place of Secretary of Education, to which I have only received a ‘kind DM’ response, full with a hyperlink to buy a t-shirt to make America Nice. Dr. Richard Belio Kipsang is a holder of PhD diploma in Education (Educational Administration and Planning from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, a Masters of Arts diploma in Economics and a Bachelors (Honours) degree in Education (Enterprise and Economics) each from the University of Nairobi.

DeVos was mocked in the media for her solutions to each questions, although she denied supporting conversion remedy and her reply on gun-free zones revolved around the notion that a far-off federal paperwork may not be the very best judge of the distinctive needs of particular person faculties.

While there is purpose to be concerned about impacts on Okay-12 funding (and you understand me: I might never let you know NOT to worry about funding!), the bigger concern is that this: U.S. DoE’s major function is guarantee access to and high quality of education for college kids with disabilities, LBGTQ students, girls, low revenue students, college students of shade, college students who are learning English…we have seen NO dedication to that from her.

President-elect Donald Trump’s decide for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, can be the first particular person to head the department in its more than 35-12 months historical past who hasn’t either attended public faculties or despatched her own youngsters to them.

On Wednesday, the philanthropist Eli Broad, a leading funder of nonprofit constitution faculties, wrote to Senators Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican majority leader, and Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic minority chief, opposing Ms. DeVos’s affirmation.