Ayanna Pressley challenges Betsy DeVos: ‘I wouldn’t trust you to care for a houseplant let alone my child’
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday, tweeting that the administration official isn’t capable of making good decisions for school children amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Massachusetts Democrat made her comments following several appearances DeVos made on cable and network news programs explaining President Donald Trump’s push to get kids back into classrooms this fall, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“. @BetsyDeVosED you have no plan. Teachers, kids and parents are fearing for their lives. You point to a private sector that has put profits over people and claimed the lives of thousands of essential workers. I wouldn’t trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child,” Pressley tweeted in a post that included a clip of DeVos’ interview with CNN’s Dana Bash. . @BetsyDeVosED you have no plan. Teachers, kids and parents are fearing for their lives. You point to a private sector that has put profits over people and claimed the lives of thousands of essential workers. I wouldn’t trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child. https://t.co/Qs0Z7gCnMo — Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) July 12, 2020 During her Sunday appearances, DeVos noted the administration is concerned that the longer kids stay out of classrooms, the further behind they will get in their education. In addition, the administration says that having children remain at home puts further economic strains on families as parents have to either stay home as well or find someone to care for them.

“What we’re saying is that kids need to be back in school and that school leaders across the country need to be making plans to do just that,” DeVos told Bash.

“There is going to be the exception to the rule. But the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall. And […]


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