What would the Iron Lady do with the US Department of Education?

Source: Independent Institute
by Vicki Alger

"Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently delivered an address at the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council in Denver, Colorado. In her remarks DeVos insisted that 'education is best-addressed at the state, local and family levels' and recalled some words of wisdom from Lady Margaret Thatcher, who served as the United Kingdom's first woman Education Secretary from 1970 to 1974. … Like DeVos, Thatcher supported parental choice in education, and believed that ensuring students receive a quality education shouldn't require dictating a curriculum to teachers. DeVos, however, is in a much better position than Thatcher was when it comes to restoring local control over education." (08/03/17)


  • dL

    But, “who is society,” she asked. “There is no such thing! There are individual men and women and there are families” – families, she said – “and no government can do anything except through people and people look to themselves first.” Except, of course, on issues of illegal drugs, sex, porn and music. There, I and my fellow Torries have certainly detected society, and rest assured, believe there is plenty government can do to protect it."

    Can't believe there are still Thatcher suckers over at Independent…