The Truth about America’s Department of Education with Former Ed. Secretary Betsy DeVos

Real Talk with Marissa Streit

06-09-2023 • 1 hr 9 mins

Why are so many Americans calling for the dismantling of the Department of Education? Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gives PragerU CEO Marissa Streit some really good answers. She explains that while America’s school system has made little progress over the last 175 years, the teachers unions have amassed more power than any group in America. But parents are waking up and demanding better options for our kids.

00:00 - Welcome to Real Talk

01:58 - How Betsy DeVos Became Secretary of Education

03:39 - Jeb Bush's Endorsement of Betsy

04:50 - The Fundamentals of American Education Haven't Changed in 150 Years

06:04 - The Education System's Push against Parents

07:30 - Teachers Unions Don't Want Outsiders in Charge of Education

08:03 - COVID Exposed the Failings of the Education System

09:46 - The Sordid History behind the Department of Education

11:43 - How Much Influence Do Teachers Unions Have on the Dept. of Education?

12:56 - Should the Department of Education Be Abolished?

14:20 - School Curriculum Is Basically Left-Wing Agenda

14:56 - Betsy Got Attacked for Bringing School Choice to Parents

19:40 - Why Is There Such a Push against Charter Schools?

23:14 - Competition Is the Key to Success

26:21 - Why Are American Students Falling Behind?

27:32 - How Do We Hold Schools Accountable?

32:39 - Recapturing the Knowledge of Our Nation's Founding

35:33 - Is Going to College Worth It?

41:53 - What America Can Learn from Switzerland

44:10 - How Title IX Was Weaponized against Our Kids

53:14 - Why Is a Teachers Union Boss Advising the Dept. of Homeland Security?

54:46 - Betsy's Thoughts on School Safety

01:04:37 - How Can Parents Choose the Best School?

01:07:50 - Final Thoughts & Advice for Parents

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