“And unfortunately, during her hearing, Betsy DeVos proved beyond a shadow of a doubt not only that her ideology is incompatible with the mission of the Department of Education, but that she is fundamentally incompetent to be its leader. Throughout [her] hearing, she was unable to answer basic questions about her views on important issues. She was unfamiliar with basic concepts of education policy. I can’t overstate how central growth vs. proficiency is to education…an extremely basic, important question, and [yet during Mrs. DeVos’ hearing] she had no idea what I was talking about.”
Sen. Al Franken‘s remarks become quietly hilarious around the 20-minute mark — the “how many yards does it take to get a first down?” football-question analogy is brilliant.