FEATURING KEVIN KUMASHIRO – Democratic Senators have requested a second confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education. The Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos stunned senators and the public when she answered questions during her first hearing about public education that suggested she knew little to nothing about the institution. Republicans have so far refused to allow another round of questioning.
DeVos’ background suggests that if the Senate were to confirm her, the stakes for American public education couldn’t be higher.
Kevin Kumashiro, former dean of the University of San Francisco School of Education, a leading expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice and the education correspondent for Rising Up With Sonali.