Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says President elect-Donald Trump offered him the job of education secretary, but that he turned it down for personal reasons.
Falwell tells The Associated Press that Trump offered him the job last week during a meeting in New York. He says Trump wanted a four- to six-year commitment, but that he couldn't leave Liberty for more than two years.
Falwell says he couldn't afford to work at a Cabinet-level job for longer than that and didn't want to move his family, especially his 16-year-old daughter.
The fact that Trump offered this position to Falwell suggests to me that he really determined to gut out education system in this country.
And as much as I would be terrified with Falwell in such an important position I am not at all sure that Betsy DeVos is really any better.
The NCLB program that Bush introduced was devastating to the teachers and students in this country, but whatever Trump has in mind could be infinitely worse.