For those of you who watched the latest Super Bowl, you can’t have missed the greatest of all time, Tom Brady and his miraculous come from behind victory. For those of you who might not know, Tom Brady wasn’t considered the best option. In fact he was the 199th pick in the 2000 draft. For most of us in the education world Betsy DeVos wouldn’t even be in our top 200. Unfortunately, besides the red white and blue they both wear that’s about where even the metaphorical comparison comes to an end.
Although Brady was picked 199th overall he still went to one of the top public universities in the nation, The University of Michigan. Betsy DeVos has never attended a public school.
Brady played back up first and gained experience in his chosen area of expertise. DeVos has no experience as a leader as a Superintendent, Principal or a teacher.
Brady earned his way to success putting in years of practice and dedication both in and out of season. DeVos is on the verge of being appointed to her position, not because she is qualified but because she has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to the Republican Party.
There is, however, another similarity between the two. Hate. There are any number of fans that hate Tom Brady. Despite this, they know he earned his way to his successes and if nothing else they can respect that. For us, those in the field of education, a lot of our disdain for DeVos is the fact that she hasn’t put in the work.
Although Betsy DeVos is hated and is one of the last picks that anyone would want to fill the position, she is no Tom Brady. She did not attend public schools, she has no experience, (even as a backup) and she will not have earned her way to her position. Betsy DeVos should not be our Secretary of Education.
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