JAG Chair Governor Bryant Helping President-Elect Trump with Transition Issues

JAG Chairman, Governor Phil Bryant met with Secretary-Designate of Education Betsy DeVos.

Governor Bryant remarked, "If confirmed, Secretary-Designate DeVos is going to be a great ambassador for educating our children.  As Chairman-Elect of the Education Commission of the States, I look forward to working with the Secretary-Designate to make public education great again in America."

The Senate Education Committee has scheduled a confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVoss, President-Elect Trump's pick for Secretary of Education, on January 11, 2017.


jon.sallings wrote:

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 07:43

The first thing I teach my math students is how to read in "math language," no matter what math class they are taking. Why? Because if they can't read the language, they don't know what the problem is.  If they don't know the problem, they have very little chance of solving it.  If we're going to try to "fix" education, it would be a good idea to know the problems in the first place.  The use of the word "again" in the above article is odd.  What, exactly, do we think we've lost in the education world that we need to return to? More memorization and less problem solving? Segregated classrooms? Complete disregard for anyone with a disability?

Please educate yourselves.  DeVoss is embarrassingly unqualified and anti-public education.  Her understanding of education is non-existent, and her motivations skewed by ideology and money.  Then again, we on the ground, who actually see and understand education, have never really had many advocates in government.  Yet we have managed to perpetually improve education, always despite the legislators, almost never because of them.

Here's a start to understanding where we are: