Betsy DeVos Watch: Deconstructing the 60 minutes Interview

She’s not stupid. Her answers, sadly, actually reflect her intents and purposes.

Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

The following interview by 60 Minutes with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, aired on Sunday, March 11, 2018.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is a devout Christian grandmother from Michigan — who has spent most of her life trying to improve the quality of education for poor kids. So how in the world did she become one of the most hated members of the Trump Cabinet? [How media people frame things is important. Lesley Stahl states as a matter of fact that Betsy DeVos has spent most of her life trying to improve the quality of education for poor kids, yet there is no evidence presented to substantiate this claim.]

She is dedicated to promoting school choice [School choice is code for undermining public education and promoting charter and private schools.] but her critics say she really wants to privatize the public school system that she once called…

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