On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie in the U.S. Senate to confirm the nomination of Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education. Shortly afterward, liberals took to Twitter, announcing their sudden appreciation for homeschooling.
The Left fought tooth and nail against DeVos, branding her a religious extremist, a supporter of child labor, and an opponent of public education in general. Those who actually believe the nonsense they spewed about the incoming Education secretary are willing to reject the entire public school system to escape her. Could anyone imagine a more bizarre way for supporters of school choice and homeschooling to convince big government liberals to embrace their agenda?
Here are some of those embracing homeschooling after the DeVos confirmation. Enjoy!
Actress Lisa Schwartz, known for her role in the TV show Party Girl (2016), tweeted, “Time to get your homeschool on. #DeVos.”
Time to get your homeschool on. #DeVos
— Lisa Schwartz (@lilschwartzie) February 8, 2017
“50 Republican Senators just appointed a Secretary of Education who openly plagiarizes. Parents, home-school your kids. Now,” declared Film critic Scott Weinberg.
50 Republican Senators just appointed a Secretary of Education who openly plagiarizes.
Parents, home-school your kids. Now.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) February 7, 2017
Colin Cole, former defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers, declared, “Homeschooling is really starting to look like an option in the Cole household. Wow! Just Wow! #devos.”
Steve Agee, an actor known for his role in the show New Girl (2013-2016), simply stated, “Start homeschooling your kids.”
Freelance journalist Steve McPherson, formerly with The New York Times, tweeted “*reconsiders homeschooling.*”
— Steve McPherson (@steventurous) February 7, 2017
YouTube actress Lee Newton made a joke about DeVos’ mention of grizzly bears as a threat to schools. “Now that everyone is gonna have to homeschool their children, grizzly bears might actually be a concern,” Newton tweeted.
Now that everyone is gonna have to homeschool their children, grizzly bears might actually be a concern.
— Lee Newton (@leenewtonsays) February 7, 2017
Many conservatives were rather happy with this change. “Leftist [sic] threaten to homeschool their kids over Devos [sic] confirmation. Well they won’t have time to protest. Pick up a history book and learn,” a conservative woman tweeted.
Time will tell whether this was just another outburst of liberal complaint, full of sound and fury but signifying rather little. Nevertheless, it is a hilarious trend and it certainly spreads awareness that homeschooling is indeed an option. DeVos might even be pleased to hear liberals talking about it.