President-elect Donald Trump has decided creationist Ben Carson should be Secretary of Education under his administration.
— Washington Journal (@cspanwj) November 10, 2016
Ben Carson is a young-earth creationist, which means he believes the earth is only 6,000 years old and that all life was created by the Christian god in only six days. He also believes Egyptian pyramids were built by the biblical character Joseph for the means of storing grain. And as far as his views on public education make him all the scarier if he were to become a leading official on education.
“Ben Carson is for a vast expansion of vouchers, claiming that ‘the best education is homeschool, the next is private schools,’” wrote Freedom From Religion staff attorney Andrew Seidel, adding, “He has called public schools ‘the best propaganda system in the world.'”
Carson is also a firm believer in homeschooling and school privatization over public schooling. And he would be in charge of monitoring universities to avoid political bias and would rather and would encourage tax money to go to religious schools.
“I actually have something I would use the Department of Education to do,” Carson explained. “It would be to monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias and deny federal funding if it exists.”
UPDATE: Ben Carson turned down the position saying he feels he could best serve the administration from the outside.