Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Is Mocked For Her Trainwreck ’60 Minutes’ Interview

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos dodged questions and contradicted herself during a painful interview on “60 Minutes” with reporter Lesley Stahl on March 11.

DeVos claimed the best way to improve failing public schools was to cut their funding and offer parents the the “choice” of sending their kids to private and charter schools, which would supposedly somehow raise performance of defunded public schools.

DeVos claimed her theory has worked in Florida, but provided no evidence.

Stahl asked DeVos about her home state:

Have the public schools in Michigan gotten better?

DeVos  admitted her ignorance of the situation:

I don’t know. Overall, I can’t say overall that they have all gotten better.

Stahl replied:

The whole state is not doing well. No, but your argument that if you take funds away that the schools will get better, is not working in Michigan where you had a huge impact and influence over the direction of the school system here.

Have you seen the really bad schools? Maybe try to figure out what they’re doing?

DeVos, who is responsible for all the public schools in the nation, admitted she had not visited one bad school:

I have not — I have not — I have not intentionally visited schools that are underperforming.

“Maybe you should,” Stahl added.

DeVos replied, “Maybe I should. Yes.”

DeVos was mocked on Twitter for her disastrous interview:

(Sources: CBS-TV via YouTube, Twitter)

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