The Truth about America’s Department of Education with Former Ed. Secretary Betsy DeVos
Why are so many Americans calling for the dismantling of the Department of Education? Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gives PragerU CEO Marissa Streit some really good answers. She explains that while America’s school system has made little progress over the last 175 years, the teachers unions have amassed more power than any group in America. But parents are waking up and demanding better options for our kids.
00:00 - Welcome to Real Talk
01:58 - How Betsy DeVos Became Secretary of Education
03:39 - Jeb Bush's Endorsement of Betsy
04:50 - The Fundamentals of American Education Haven't Changed in 150 Years
06:04 - The Education System's Push against Parents
07:30 - Teachers Unions Don't Want Outsiders in Charge of Education
08:03 - COVID Exposed the Failings of the Education System
09:46 - The Sordid History behind the Department of Education
11:43 - How Much Influence Do Teachers Unions Have on the Dept. of Education?
12:56 - Should the Department of Education Be Abolished?
14:20 - School Curriculum Is Basically Left-Wing Agenda
14:56 - Betsy Got Attacked for Bringing School Choice to Parents
19:40 - Why Is There Such a Push against Charter Schools?
23:14 - Competition Is the Key to Success
26:21 - Why Are American Students Falling Behind?
27:32 - How Do We Hold Schools Accountable?
32:39 - Recapturing the Knowledge of Our Nation's Founding
35:33 - Is Going to College Worth It?
41:53 - What America Can Learn from Switzerland
44:10 - How Title IX Was Weaponized against Our Kids
53:14 - Why Is a Teachers Union Boss Advising the Dept. of Homeland Security?
54:46 - Betsy's Thoughts on School Safety
01:04:37 - How Can Parents Choose the Best School?
01:07:50 - Final Thoughts & Advice for Parents