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President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during a roundtable discussion on the Federal Commission on School Safety report, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

By Eddie Scarry, Washington Examiner, February 10, 2020

An underrated feature of President Trump’s first term has, without a doubt, been the visceral hatred directed at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from self-interested people who defend our garbage public education system with every fiber of their being.

With her budget proposal out Monday, DeVos shows just how much it bothers her — which is to say, it doesn’t.

Although it’s certain to go nowhere with Democrats in the House, the proposal still serves as a giant middle finger to the teachers unions and lazy school administrators who year after year swear that academic achievement would soar if they only had still more money. …

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