Betsy DeVos, who served as the U.S. Secretary of Education under former President Donald Trump, has called for the abolishment of the Department of Education. Speaking at the “Moms for Liberty” summit, DeVos said the federal government should be removed from education, leaving it up to state and local governments. I personally think the Department of Education should not exist, said DeVos. That would end CRT prompting a loud standing ovation from members of the audience.
Though DeVos acknowledged the good that teachers serve, including those in attendance at the summit, she blasted teacher’s unions as a K-12 cartel. The summit largely focused on how conservatives could win majorities in local school board elections with an aim to empower parental rights. The group “Moms for Liberty” sprung about in Florida during the pandemic in opposition to children being forced to mask in schools. As the summit unfolded, various speakers instructed participants on how to select and promote conservatives in local school board elections while other workshops instructed parents on legal strategies when battling far-left agendas like gender ideology, in our schools, social and emotional learning, and restorative justice.
Business Insider reports: In the wake of the Capitol riot of January 6, 2021, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she resigned from her Cabinet position after she learned that Vice President Mike Pence wouldn’t support invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. I spoke with the vice president and just let him know I was there to do whatever he wanted and needed me to do or help with, and he made it very clear that he was not going to go in that direction or that path, DeVos told the USA Today columnist Ingrid Jacques in her first public interview about her decision to step down on January 7, 2021.
I spoke with colleagues. I wanted to get a better understanding of the law itself and see if it was applicable in this case. There were more than a few people who had those conversations internally,” she added, corroborating reports at the time that Cabinet members were discussing invoking the 25th Amendment. The 25th Amendment allows a vice president to assume the presidency if they and a majority of the Cabinet members approve. But after Pence opposed such efforts, DeVos decided to leave the Trump administration that same day, Jacques reported.