The fact that DeVos was unable to answer basic education questions did not escape the attention of high school student Cameron Kasky. He had quite a bit to say about it on Twitter.
Betsy DeVos gave a dismal 60 Minutes interview where she was unable to answer school related questions, the students noticed.
Cameron Kasky, a high school student and survivor of the Parkland school shooting, mocked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Twitter after she struggled to answer even the most basic school and education related questions in a 60 Minutes interview.
“Everybody please give @BetsyDeVosED a break in regards to the 60 Minutes video...Answering questions about education is hard. It’s unfair to put the United States Secretary of Education on the spot like that. Secretary DeVos, you are in an office, so I will stand by you.”
The sarcasm is strong with this one.
Kasky has become a gun control advocate since the school massacre that killed 17 of his teachers and classmates. He and a few of the other Florida teenagers have garnered a large following on Twitter.
“Everybody please stop saying @BestyDeVosED isn’t qualified for her job. I bet NONE of you have enough money to buy that position anyway, so please allow the secretary to do her good work without your criticism.”
Kasky’s mockery isn’t unwarranted. DeVos had a very difficult time answering any of the questions asked of her, but she especially struggled to explain what would happen to the public school students left behind in her school choice plan.
The teen activist wasn’t the only one that found DeVos less than stellar. Her interview performance has been slammed by several journalists and Democratic lawmakers like Representative Jared Huffman who call DeVos, “rich, white, and dumber than a bag of hammers.”
However, her lack of education experience or even any experience that would remotely qualify her for her position is not new knowledge. Her confirmation as Education secretary faced plenty of opposition from parents, educators, and senators on both sides of the aisle, yet she was confirmed anyway.