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The day after her 60 Minutes Interview, Betsy DeVos was right back at it advocating for Neoliberal education policies at the American Enterprise Institute’s World Forum

March 15, 2018

On Monday, March 12, the day after 60 Minutes aired an interview with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, she spoke briefly at the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum. 

You can read Betsy’s comments here, which continues what she has been saying over the past year, which is to push for Neoliberal Education School policies.

Now, the American Enterprise Institute is one of the most powerful right-wing think tanks in the US and has been supportive of the larger neoliberal agenda: the transfer of public funds to the private sector, dismissing Climate Change, opposing an increase in the federal minimum wage, supporting US wars abroad and opposing any regulation of the economy. 

Betsy DeVos did sit on the board of directors for the American Enterprise Institute, until the end of 2016, but now that she is part of the federal government, her husband, Dick DeVos has taken her seat at the table

It is rare to actually read comments from the American Enterprise Institute’s World Forum, since the event is private. In fact, most of the people who attend the event are billionaires and millionaires, along with some politicians who embrace the AEI mission.

The event is so private, that the American Enterprise Institute’s own website doesn’t even mention forum and the only access to the forum electronically is by invitation, as is shown at this link

Whatever one thinks about how the 60 Minutes interview with Betsy DeVos, it is clear that she is going to continue to address audiences that share her world view, the world view of the rich and powerful.

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