The discretization of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary comes after her nomination. If presidential candidates were made to announce their cabinets prior to election all of this would be moot. Now, instead of “hitting the ground running” the country must wait for the Senate to conduct hearings on the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of chosen cabinet members.
While we wait, current policies remain in force and our children continue to fail in a system of education that normalizes, standardizes, and dehumanizes them daily.
No one was happy with the appointment of John King as Education Secretary because of his views on the common core and standardized testing. Now he is being held up as an education demigod.
American’s must realize that as these hearings continue, they are nothing more than a distraction from the policies and politics that keep our nation entrenched in the ignorance that maintains the profits for the “hedgehogs” who control the system.
If the DeVos nomination is rejected, another nominee will be appointed who will then be scrutinized by the Senate and the system will continue to run just as it has, to the detriment of our children.
Economics controls our system of education, not humanitarianism. The focus is on money, not children. Education seeks to build a strong work force, not a strong individual, followers, not leaders.
Until we provide every child in America with a free and public education, in their own neighborhood so that they may receive parental support, an education that is developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential and concentrated on discovering, developing, and directing their natural gifts and talents towards becoming knowledgeable, actively engaged citizens of these United States, we will continue to chase the horses that escape from the barn because the door has been left open.
In the meantime we will not notice that the barn is being filled with the profits from all the horse chasers committed to saving the horses from the freedom they deserve.
Our children deserve to run away from the ignorance that has kept them enslaved as work horses.
Join the Movement to Save Our Children!