Reporters have been calling to discuss what’s ahead for education under the Biden administration and to do postmortems on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s tenure. The conversations have been a stark reminder of just how far left American education really is. The questions have shared a similar theme: Is it a devastating critique of DeVos that she’s been sued so often by states’ attorneys general? How can one justify her efforts to set new guidelines governing Title IX enforcement? Will Biden be able to double spending on Pell Grants, triple spending on Title I, and forgive student debt?
At least two things are notable here. The first is that DeVos is being judged by standards very different from those used to