Five most nonsensical quotes from Betsy DeVos's 60 Minutes interview

Education Secretary Betsy De Vos on CBS’s “60 Minutes” television show on Sunday

"Your argument that if you take funds away that the schools will get better is not working in MI".

Now, has that happened in MI?

DeVos' "60 Minutes" appearance was widely panned, with CNN contributor Ana Navarro saying she "had not seen a TV interview so cringe-inducing, since Sarah Palin saw Russian Federation from her back yard" and U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., saying that if President Donald Trump wants to "meet someone who has an actual IQ problem", he should look to DeVos.

Since 1993, MI has been home to the lowest test score gains in the nation, according to the National Assessment of Education Progress.

"Well, there are certainly lots of pockets where the students are doing well", DeVos retorted.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos got a less than ringing endorsement from the White House on Monday after a pair of uncomfortable television interviews raised questions about her commitment to help underperforming schools and support for President Donald Trump's proposal to curb school violence.

It's not the first time DeVos' statements have been highly scrutinized as last January she struggled to answer basic education questions during her confirmation hearing before the Senate.

Stahl questioned DeVos on her decades of philanthropic intervention in the school system in MI, where her family has promoted a free market approach to school choice, including for-profit operators of charter schools that receive taxpayer funding. The Dear Colleague Letter said school personnel must "understand that they, rather than school resource officers and other security or law enforcement personnel, are responsible for administering routine student discipline".

"One only needs to follow the trail of donor money to Republicans to know that Walker has done her bidding, funneling money away from our public schools and mismanaging education".

And it didn't end there. But she had some news to discuss. Sunday, President Trump named her head of a new commission on school safety in response to the Parkland shooting.

Stahl: The public schools here are doing worse than they did.

STAHL: The public schools here are doing worse than they did.

"I don't know. I don't know", DeVos answered.

"Maybe you should", Stahl said. Yes, our primary concern should be investing in students - but the way to invest in students is by investing in better school buildings, institutions, and systems.

"I don't know, I don't know".

During her confirmation hearing a year ago, DeVos memorably supported the idea of arming teachers - perhaps against grizzly bears, she joked.

"She couldn't say whether the number of false accusations of sexual assault on school campuses is lower than the number of actual rapes or assaults", writes Valerie Strauss. "I'm committed to a process that's fair for everyone involved".

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