You may have noticed that our current Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, is very, very much a controversial figure. Today, she was grilled during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing, but Twitter users had a few questions of their own to throw out there beforehand.
Using the hashtag #Questions4Betsy, they got straight to business.
If local charter schools don’t accept students with learning, intellectual, or physical disabilities, where should they go? #Questions4Betsy
— Jayelle🍊🦅 (@GreenEyedLilo) May 24, 2017
Have you ever had to worry about your kid having a meal that day or going hungry? #Questions4Betsy
— Karen B. (@kjboy27) May 24, 2017
Do you believe teachers need to be prepared and supported so they can thrive in the classroom? Then why cut their funding? #Questions4Betsy
— mimi wrobel (@miwro1) May 24, 2017
— Alt Dept of ED (@Alt_DeptofED) May 24, 2017
Why are you at all qualified to be Secretary Of Education?#Questions4Betsy
— Eric Wolfson (@EricWolfson) May 24, 2017
What do you have to say to the parents of the 33k children who will miss out on preschools because you’re cutting the funds?#Questions4Betsy
— Carla (@carla_marie36) May 24, 2017
Do you agree that every child has the right to attend a public school that’s warm, rigorous and prepares them for success? #Questions4Betsy
— AntoinetteBonsignore (@AntSeattle) May 24, 2017
#Questions4Betsy Why are you against public education? Why do you believe a good education is only for the wealthy? Why did u want this job
— 💙Rapunzel™ (@co_rapunzel4) May 24, 2017
With an increasing demand for Master’s degrees, why are you pushing the student loan burden on graduate students? #Questions4Betsy
— Central Florida JwJ (@CentralFLJwJ) May 24, 2017
— Civil Rights (@civilrightsorg) May 24, 2017
As you can see, unlike other trending topics, this one isn’t full of arbitrary insults. These people want answers to policy-related questions.
#Heavens2Betsy, that was harsh.
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