Education Secretary Betsy DeVos might be on the way out, but she is still spouting her agenda encouraging career staffers at her department to prevent President-elect Joe Biden’s educational agenda.
“Let me leave you with this plea: Resist. Be the resistance against forces that will derail you from doing what’s right for students. In everything you do, please put students first—always,” says DeVos during a department-wide virtual meeting Tuesday.
Her word usages during this plea “echoes the sentiments of Donald Trump who has often accused the ‘Deep State’ of career staffers from blocking his policies, writes Daily Mail.
According to Common Dreams, DeVos’ remarks came just two weeks after the billionaire education secretary lashed out at proposals to forgive student loan debt and eliminate tuition for public colleges and universities, dismissing such popular ideas as “government gift-giving.”
One of Biden’s promises, when he becomes president, is to forgive some of the student loan debt by providing $10,000 of student debt relief for every year of service, up to five years. That includes working in a school, for the government or in a nonprofit setting. Student borrowers would be automatically enrolled, according to his plan, and previous “national or community service” would also allow a borrower to qualify, reports NBC News.
Biden has not yet announced his nominee that would succeed DeVos.
As Politico reports, the secretary’s remarks come after nearly four years of frequently sparring with the career employees of her department.