Today, by a huge margin, the United States Senate confirmed our new Education Secretary, Betsy Devos.
East Texans have all known for too long that teachers make too much money for too little work and that a large portion of our tax dollars for education should be given to churches and private, for-profit, schools. After all, our children’s education matters and who better to trust it with than a lady who has inherited billions of dollars and has proven herself a master at climbing the political ladder by writing checks to lawmakers.
Secretary Betsy Devos in her own words:
“My family is the biggest contributor of soft money to the Republican National Committee. I have decided to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence. Now I simply concede the point. They are right. We do expect something in return… We expect a return on our investment.”
So congratulations, Betsy Devos… and to all of those parents out there who will soon see public schools become more and more forgotten and neglected than ever before, congratulations. By the way, if you want to switch your children to a private school, the State of Texas is soon to adopt a measure that will pay you up to $5500 per year per student. That is plenty enough for the down payment on your child’s school year. Monthly payments of $800 to $1200 can be made by cash, check or credit card.
Soon, public schools will lose even more funding and will lose even more teachers. We’ll soon do away with that annoying tenure law because that’s a bad idea. It’s better to keep teachers on their toes and guessing whether they will have a job or not next semester.
The average public school teacher in Texas makes $51850.
The average private school teacher in Texas makes just over $36000.
It’s easy to see that the privatization of our schools will save us all a ton of money, so we can all expect a proportionate decrease (30.5%) in property taxes. YAY!!!!