Oh, the Irony: Liberals Threaten to Homeschool Kids After DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Feb 12, 2017 11:00 AM
Oh, the Irony: Liberals Threaten to Homeschool Kids After DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary

In protest of school choice advocate Betsy DeVos becoming the next education secretary, some liberals threatened to homeschool their children. Lost on them, apparently, is the irony of that threat. 

Conservatives were quick to notice. 

DeVos, who’s invested in charter and private schools and called for their expansion, is also a big proponent of homeschooling, arguing that it’s “another perfectly valid educational option.”

“We've seen more and more people opt for homeschooling, including in urban areas. What you're seeing is parents who are fed up with their lack of power to do anything about where their kids are assigned to go to school. To the extent that homeschooling puts parents back in charge of their kids' education, more power to them,” she said in a 2013 interview with Philanthropy magazine.