Twitter Is Dragging Betsy DeVos After Her Painful '60 Minutes' Interview

DeVos pressed about school choice in Michigan during 60 Minutes interview

Following a rather trainwreck interview on 60 Minutes, on Monday morning Education Secretary Betsy DeVos popped up on Today where she was grilled on the Trump administration's newly outlined school safety plan, and it went maybe only slightly better than the former appearance.

"I'm not so sure exactly how that happened". On Sunday, the Secretary of Education appeared on 60 Minutes, which did not go, objectively speaking, well. She is a champion of using public funds for private and religious school education, and critics say she is determined to privatize public education.

Lesley Stahl: The public schools here are doing worse than they did. "We've stagnated", DeVos said. Since World War II, the number of students in American public schools has climbed by 96 percent, according to U.S. News. "One only needs to follow the trail of donor money to Republicans to know that Walker has done her bidding, funneling money away from our public schools and mismanaging education". DeVos: I have not - I have not - I have not intentionally visited schools that are underperforming.

"Maybe you should", Stahl said.

"The whole state is not doing well", Stahl pushed.

"I have not", DeVos responded. If DeVos was coached to be as vague and non-specific in her answers as possible, she should get rid of the person giving her that advice.

Stahl also got asked about administration changes to Title IX rules that make it harder for accusers to prove accusations charging sexual assault, the Washington Post noted.

Browns to acquire CB Damarious Randall
Taylor completed 62.6 percent of his passes, throwing for 2,799 yards and 14 touchdowns while being intercepted just four times. It also meant there was just no way the Browns planned on allowing Kizer to be a starter for the team again.

That led Stahl to challenge DeVos on whether she believed the number of actual assaults on college campuses was equal to the number of false accusations.

'Yeah, but are they the same?' the interviewer pressed.

"I don't know, I don't know". I don't know. But I'm committed to a process that's fair for everyone involved. "Communities should have the tools, states should have the tool, but nobody should be mandated to do it".

'But for those who are- who are capable, this is one solution that can and should be considered. "No one size fits all".

"The 13 minute segment was heavy on critics who despise DeVos", said the Media Research Center's Scott Whitlock.

"She is facing the glare of the spotlight much more than they did and the press is much less friendly to her", Petrilli said. "I think probably there, I would imagine that there is probably a gun in the schools to protect from potential grizzlies", she had said.

In a broad discussion that covered the school system in her home state of MI and the overall public school performance in the country, the secretary stumbled to answer basic questions pertaining to her current role.

Related News:

  • German giants Eon and RWE strike major deal, move closer together

    German giants Eon and RWE strike major deal, move closer together

    RWE is being advised by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citi on the deal, E.ON has hired Perella Weinberg Partners and BNP. Chief executive Peter Terium resigned late previous year in the wake of a profit warning leaving Uwe Tigges as interim CEO.
    Macron announces additional 700 million euros for solar energy

    Macron announces additional 700 million euros for solar energy

    President Macron said that countries represented at ISA represent three-fourths of the world population. The country has increased its solar power capacity by about eight times over the past four years.
    How to Watch Big East Tournament Final

    How to Watch Big East Tournament Final

    But a trio of 3-pointers by Kyron Cartwright narrowed the Wildcats' lead to 51-49 with 9:04 to play in the second half. He wrapped both arms around the ball in a vice grip and thrashed from left to right, trying to shake his defenders.
  • Pep Guardiola says it doesn't matter where Man City wins Premier League

    Pep Guardiola says it doesn't matter where Man City wins Premier League

    CITY could extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table on Monday, as they travel to the bet365 Stadium . I'm sure it won't be handed to us. "I don't like to play on Monday because at the weekend everybody is involved".
    Bihar bypolls: Voting underway for Araria Lok Sabha, 2 assembly seats

    Bihar bypolls: Voting underway for Araria Lok Sabha, 2 assembly seats

    Bihar Congress chief Kaukab Quadri claimed that 137 EVMs had faced "technical glitches" and harmed the flow of voting. However, a total of 14 candidates including three women are in the fray.
    London King's Cross station closed after protest

    London King's Cross station closed after protest

    Meanwhile, many passengers reacted on social media platforms to the protest targeting Manchester Picadilly Station. King's Cross in London has been closed today because of a pro-Kurdish demonstration at the station.
  • Lavrov to meet with South Korea's national security advisor

    Lavrov to meet with South Korea's national security advisor

    What's new: Local experts react with surprise and skepticism mixed with hope, warning what might happen if the talks fail. Duerr warned that a nuclear war with North Korea could put Dayton on a list of targets because of Wright-Patterson.
    Kristen Wiig comes on board to play the villain, Cheetah

    Kristen Wiig comes on board to play the villain, Cheetah

    With a tweet on March 9, Jenkins announced the news and shared that she "can't wait to finally work with one of [her] favorites". The film has been schedule to release on December 13th, 2019.

    Horse race bet with William Hill

    How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.
  • India is world's largest arms importer

    India is world's largest arms importer

    Arms exports by Germany-the fourth largest exporter in 2013-17-fell by 14 per cent between 2008-12 and 2013-17. However, the rise in arms import from the USA has been significant during the 2013-17 period.
    Global rally spurs indices, Sensex rises 600 points

    Global rally spurs indices, Sensex rises 600 points

    Market participants are cautiously awaiting Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Index of Industrial Production (IIP) data. On global Front; Asian markets shut the day on green note while European indices were trading in green.
    Gov. Baker, Tom Brady shave their heads for charity

    Gov. Baker, Tom Brady shave their heads for charity

    Brady is going to have a shaved head because he made a decision to cut almost all of his hair off on Thursday for charity. Sitting next to MA governor Charlie Baker , Brady had his head shaved - all for a good cause.

Most liked

Jay-Z, Beyonce Coming To US Bank Stadium In August
Although the post was quickly deleted, fans took it as a sign to get in formation because the real thing would be coming soon. Tickets for " OTR II" will be available for purchase on starting on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

US Bangla flight BS211 crashes in Nepal
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of airport policy, said the flight was arriving from Dhaka, Bangladesh . Separate rescue teams of Nepal Police and Nepal Army were deployed to carry out rescue operations immediately after the crash.

Mourinho unrepentant in Manchester style wars
They register one win on the road, but it was against a lowly Malaga side that can't get a win to save their lives at the moment. The Valencia loss is especially damaging, as Sevilla now trail them by 11 points for the final Champions League spot in La Liga.

Goldman Sachs president Schwartz to retire
The Wall Street Journal reported that the announcement signaled that Solomon would lead the bank after Blankfein's departure. Before his current role, he co-headed the investment banking division and served as the global head of the financing group.

Kurdish protesters clash with police at German airport and disrupt UK stations
Over the last 48 hours, Afrin city has reportedly been targeted by Turkish air raids, water has been cut off, and the internet severed.

Kylie Jenner's post-baby body is too hot to handle
With her 9th grandkid on the way thanks to Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson, she added, "I am officially outnumbered". KYLIE Jenner proved she's revelling in her role as a mother as she shared more pictures of her adorable baby daughter.

Naresh Agrawal makes objectionable comment against Jaya Bachchan, triggers controversy
He said the Samajwadi Party was losing its grip in Uttar Pradesh by aligning with parties such as the Congress or the BSP. Agrawal was once to close to Samajwadi Party leader and former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Trump Administration Looking into Death Penalty for Drug Dealers
Rick will help me a lot. "Lamb will always vote for Pelosi and Dems.Will raise taxes, weak on Crime and Border". These people are killing our kids and they're killing our families, and we have to do something".

United Nations investigators on Myanmar put Facebook in crosshairs
The report uses satellite images that reveal the rapid increase in military infrastructure being built on top of flattened villages.

Turkish private jet crashes in Iran; all 11 aboard killed
The plane had disappeared from radar after taking off from Tehran on a domestic flight as a snowstorm battered the mountains. Iranian news agencies are reporting that a Turkish plane traveling in Iran's air space has crashed.

Mnuchin: US in talks with countries seeking tariff exemptions
A Mexican government official also denied that any concessions were offered to Washington. Freeland notes the written presidential proclamation putting them in place does not.

Sirisena to appoint committee to probe anti-Muslim riots
The government declared a state of emergency on Tuesday as the unrest escalated when a Muslim man was found dead in a fire-gutted building.

Smith wins toss, Australia bat in second Test against South Africa
Even though Elgar and Amla put on 88 for South Africa for the third wicket, that stand took almost 3 1/2 hours and 278 balls. The Australians pushed hard to break it, and the two South Africans responded with determined defence to stay out there.

Mohammed Shami goes missing after wife Hasin Jahan files FIR against him
I am ready to face any investigation, but I really can't understand what prompted her to make some damaging allegations. He added that he doesn't want to intervene in her personal life anymore.

Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans: Lineups, preview & prediction 3/11/18
New Orleans scored the first six points of the second quarter, and the score was tied six more times in the period. The Jazz (37-30) were led by Ricky Rubio who tallied a game-high 30 points to go along with 10 rebounds.