WASHINGTON, D.C. – College students who oppose Betsy DeVos as Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education don’t know what they’re talking about, a recent YouTube video makes clear.
Hypeline News posted a video on Friday that exposes just how uneducated college students at one school are about Betsy DeVos, and that many actually support her views on education.
The video captures a reporter questioning several students about DeVos, before confronting them with the fact that they actually support DeVos’ focus on school choice to reform and improve the public education system.
“I think she’s grossly unqualified and she doesn’t deserve the job that she holds,” a student in a Blackhawks hoodie told the reporter.
“Sometimes when I’m going to bed, I’m like, you know what, I wonder what Betsy DeVos is up to – probably destroying the education system of America, I think that’s what’s going on,” said another student with bright pink hair and a University of Arkansas sweatshirt.
Ironically, another student told the reporter DeVos needed an “education.”
“She was a horrible candidate. I don’t know why she got elected,” the girl said, “and she just has no idea what education is.
“She probably needs one.”
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Several students told the Hypeline News reporter they would rather have “literally anyone but her” as U.S. Secretary of Education.
All of the students in the video said they believe Bernie Sanders would have appointed a much better person to the position, though none provided a reason why. The students also agreed there’s “nothing good about Betsy DeVos.”
Moments later, most proclaimed strong support for school vouchers. DeVos has spent her life advocating for vouchers and other school choice options for students through two foundations devoted to the issue. The DeVos family also started a specialized public charter school for students called West Michigan Aviation Academy.
“There’s a policy I advocate for, it’s where you can give a voucher to students in failing school districts or in low-income communities and allow them to pick whatever school they want to go to. Would that be something you think would be a good idea?” the reporter questioned.
“Ya, that sounds like a good idea,” one girl said.
“I think it would be a good idea,” another said.
“I definitely would support that,” said a third.
“As many options as we can get on the table is better than what we have going on right now,” another girl said.
The students, of course, were flummoxed when the hypocrisy sets in.
“What if I told you Betsy DeVos has multiple foundations dedicated to promoting school choice and school voucher programs for low-income communities?” the reporter questioned.
“I’m not for sure,” one girl replied. “I wasn’t ever really informed about that.”
The student in the Blackhawks hoodie – who described DeVos as “grossly unqualified” – was forced to admit her policies make sense.
“I mean, I think that is nice,” he said.
“That seems like a good idea,” another girl told Hypeline.