Should Betsy DeVos step down? | The Tylt

FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Should Betsy DeVos step down?
A festive crown for the winner
#BetsyGottaGo
#LeaveBetsyAlone

After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had difficulty answering basic questions about schools in a "60 Minutes" interview, many are calling on her to step down. The controversial cabinet member has been criticized since her confirmation hearing, where she also failed to demonstrate an understanding of public education. But others have defended DeVos, arguing she is an avid defender of school choice who is being unfairly targeted by liberals. What do you think?

Dataviz
Real-time Voting
Should Betsy DeVos step down?
#BetsyGottaGo
#LeaveBetsyAlone

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos shocked some when she gave a "60 Minutes" interview in which she struggled to answer basic questions about the public school system, even in her home state of Michigan.

Lesley Stahl: Now, has that happened in Michigan? We're in Michigan. This is your home state.
Betsy DeVos: Michi--Yes, well, there's lots of great options and choices for students here.
Lesley Stahl: Have the public schools in Michigan gotten better?
Betsy DeVos: I don't know. Overall, I-- I can't say overall that they have all gotten better.
Lesley Stahl: The whole state is not doing well.
Betsy DeVos: Well, there are certainly lots of pockets where this-- the students are doing well and--
Lesley Stahl: No, but your argument that if you take funds away that the schools will get better, is not working in Michigan where you had a huge impact and influence over the direction of the school system here.
Betsy DeVos: I hesitate to talk about all schools in general because schools are made up of individual students attending them.
Lesley Stahl: The public schools here are doing worse than they did.
Betsy DeVos: Michigan schools need to do better. There is no doubt about it.
Lesley Stahl: Have you seen the really bad schools? Maybe try to figure out what they're doing?
Betsy DeVos: I have not-- I have not-- I have not intentionally visited schools that are underperforming.

Watch the interview here:

#BetsyGottaGo

Many were stunned DeVos couldn't answer questions about schooling in her home state and had not visited any underperforming schools.

#BetsyGottaGo

Others weren't surprised. DeVos had no formal experience before being sworn in as Secretary of Education, so it's no surprise that she's unqualified to hold the position.

#BetsyGottaGo
#LeaveBetsyAlone

But others feel DeVos has been unfairly attacked since becoming Secretary of Education. Students of Stoneman Douglas High School walked out when DeVos went to visit the school.

#LeaveBetsyAlone

And some feel the "60 Minutes" interview was edited to make DeVos look as bad as possible. 

#LeaveBetsyAlone
FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Should Betsy DeVos step down?
A festive crown for the winner
#BetsyGottaGo
#LeaveBetsyAlone