Day: January 9, 2021

‘Potential grizzlies’ and Betsy DeVos’s other greatest hits

She leaves behind a record that includes a series of statements that were, collectively, more than an unfortunate series of gaffes. Whether it was testifying before Congress or tweeting or giving a speech or sitting down for a network television interview, DeVos said things that critics saw as proof that she lacked a basic understanding of key issues and was out of her depth as education secretary.

From the start, Democrats opposed DeVos, a billionaire from Michigan, because she had spent decades as an activist denigrating public schools and working to expand alternatives to them. Those included charter schools and

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