Throughout Trump’s presidency, legendary newsman Dan Rather has been a sharp critic of the president. Now he is broadening his sights to include other members of the Trump administration starting with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
DeVos recently made the controversial decision to appoint DeVry University Dean, Julian Schmoke Jr., as the new chief of the Education Department’s Student Aid Enforcement Unit. Dan Rather and millions of other Americans are in a state of disgust.
“The disaster in Houston and South Texas. North Korea. The Russia investigation. The immigration fight. The palace intrigue at the White House. All those Tweets…”
He added, “There are a lot of issues and outrages that demand our attention, but there are also aspects of the Trump presidency that are taking place in the shadows with huge consequence. A big concern to many is what is happening under Betsy DeVos at the Department of Education. There was a startling bit of news this week, which to this old Texan sure seems like a case of the fox guarding the hen house.”
“The issue is for profit colleges, a topic ripe for investigative journalism and something on which I have reported in the past and am now working on a documentary film. The more you dig, the more outrage there is, or should be. But Mr. Trump, of the scandalous Trump University, and his ally DeVos seem to be more interested in profits than pedagogy.”
Rather concluded, “I plan on making this line of reporting a focus of coverage on this page, and I hope you share it with others in your network. It’s back to school time, and if we care about the future of this nation, we should be paying close attention to this issue.”
Twitter was quick to react, condemning DeVos:
So, let me get this straight.
Someone who oversees education is some who has never darkened the door of a public school.
— Vincent Verdone (@VVerdone) 03. септембар 2017.
— Richard Beaule (@loudguyrickyb) 03. септембар 2017.
If alarm bells aren’t going off for every parent then we are going to be in bigger trouble than we are now. #scarytimes
— Laurel Bronwen (@step_laurel) 03. септембар 2017.
Not surprised to find man who never attended pub school, would appoint someone who doesn't believe in pub educ, to oversee public education.
— pedallas (@pedallas49) 03. септембар 2017.
Do you AGREE with Rather?