RNS: The battle over Betsy DeVos started 100 years agoFebruary 10, 2017
For example, when DeVos talks about building “God’s Kingdom,” what is she referring to? (Here is a spoiler alert— it’s not about a theocracy). I shared my thoughts on this clash with the Religion News Service because it is important for us to understand the issues at stake.
Betsy DeVos’ Senate confirmation as education secretary was the narrowest approval of a Cabinet nominee in U.S. history. The 50-50 tie had to be broken by the vice president, following fierce opposition from Democrats.
Why do liberals hate DeVos so? So much so that Mother Jones published an article titled “Betsy DeVos Wants to Use America’s Schools to Build ‘God’s Kingdom'”? (Yes, with God’s Kingdom in scare quotes.)
To answer that question, we have to understand people are operating out of two profoundly different worldviews, especially regarding children, education and the government’s role in both.