Watch: Betsy DeVos Doubles Down on ‘Eliminating’ Education Department, Slams Administrative State
Breccan F. Thies
1 Aug 2022
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WASHINGTON, District of Columbia — Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reiterated her call to eliminate the Department of Education while calling out entrenched federal bureaucrats, the “vast majority” of whom, she said, are “actually working against you.”
“I think anyone who is serious about getting after the size and scale of the federal government has got to make this a very top tier issue going into the next cycle,” she said of plans circulating in conservative circles of firing potentially thousands of federal employees in a new Republican administration.
“I just think about the experience in the Department of Education and how formidable the bureaucracy is and how how difficult it is to advance policy in an environment where the vast majority of the individuals are actually working against you,” DeVos continued. “But that goes to the heart of the argument against the Department of Education, which again, I will reiterate, I think the department was created on a political payoff and we’ve seen the implications of that play out in the decades since then.”
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No doubt about the “political payoff” assertion. Jimmie Carter made that deal.
An the “American Education System” has never recovered.
Nowhere in the Constitution is a “Department of Education” mentioned as a power granted to the Federal Gooferment.
What better way for a new President to start dismantling the Deep State than by eliminating a whole department with one fell swoop.