‘I wouldn’t trust you to care for a house plant’: Democrats blast DeVos for insisting schools fully reopen
by Allyson Chiu/Washington Post
Facing widespread pushback, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos doubled down Sunday on her call to fully reopen schools and have children return to “learning full-time” in person by the fall — an effort that has also been championed by President Trump.
But while DeVos stressed the importance of getting students back in classrooms, she repeatedly dodged questions during Sunday morning interviews on CNN
and Fox News about how that could be done safely amid the novel coronavirus
pandemic, prompting fierce criticism from congressional Democrats.
“[Betsy DeVos,] you have no plan,” tweeted
Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) on Sunday afternoon. “I wouldn’t trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child.”
Pressley was one of several Democratic lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) and Sen. Kamala D. Harris (Calif.), who publicly blasted DeVos following her Sunday TV appearances.
During both interviews, DeVos appeared to dance around questions about how the Education Department planned to ensure the safety of children and teachers and their families as the number of coronavirus cases and related deaths
continued surging in a majority of states over the weekend….read more:
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
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