Betsy DeVos was 'worst Secretary of Education ever' says Elizabeth Warren after she quits over violent Capitol riots

BETSY DeVos has been dubbed ‘worst Secretary of Education ever’ by Elizabeth Warren after she sensationally quit over the Capitol riots.

Senator Warren wished Donald Trump's schools chief "good riddance" after four years of cuts to her own education department.

The Tweet read: “Betsy DeVos has never done her job to help America’s students. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that she’d rather quit than do her job to help invoke the 25th Amendment,” 

“Good riddance, Betsy. You were the worst Secretary of Education ever.”

DeVos is the second Trump cabinet member to resign following the storming of the Capitol on Wednesday.

Pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building, causing chaos leading to DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao tendering their resignations. 

In her resignation letter DeVos directly cited that the Capitol breach was the reasons and blamed President Trump’s ‘’rhetoric’’ for making the situation worse.

DeVos said she was quitting “in support of the oath I took to our Constitution, our people, and our freedoms.” The riot was seen as an "inflection point" for her.

"Impressionable children are watching all of this and they are learning from us," she said.

 "I believe we each have a moral obligation to exercise good judgement and model the behavior we hope they would emulate. They must know from us that America is greater than what transpired yesterday."

"To that end, today I resign from my position effective Friday, January 8, in support of the oath I took to our Constitution, our people, and our freedoms," she continued.

DeVos’ tenure hasn’t been an easy one, with Democratic congresswoman Frederica Wilson telling the education secretary back in 2019: “When you approach a public school, you are protested,” 

“When you enter, you are booed. You are the most unpopular person in our government. Millions will register to vote in 2020. Many will vote to remove you more than to remove the president.”

DeVos is a billionaire philanthropist, who attended a private Christian school in Michigan, electing to do the same for her own children.

With little exposure to public education, she’s proposed billions of dollars in cuts to her own department.

The worst hit were after-school programmes, full-service community schools and even hitting class-size reductions and student loan debt forgiveness.

Trump had to overrule her planes to cut the Special Olympics, and she met significant resistance with the Demoractic controlled House passing budget increases in 2019.

In  the same year,  a federal judge held DeVos in contempt for violating an order to stop collecting loan payments from former Corinthian Colleges students, a for-profit college chain that collapsed in 2015 amid allegations that it lied about the success of its graduates in order to get students to enroll.

Critics has said she’s used her wealth to push legislators to defund public education in favour of for-profit charter schools in the state, and students’ test results have suffered badly as a consequence.

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