Stephen Colbert roasted Training Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosAmerican women will decide who wins and loses in 2018 elections Trump, Pence to address CPAC this week House Dems call for first Education Committee hearing on school shootings since Sandy Hook MORE for her struggles answering questions throughout an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes.”
The “Late Present” host took purpose on the secretary’s reponse when requested why she would defund underperforming faculties, when DeVos stated that the nation ought to put money into “college students, not faculty buildings.”
“You realize the scholars are within the buildings proper? We do not simply launch the scholars into the wild and say ‘do not come again till you already know trigonometry younger man,’ ” Colbert stated.
Interviewer Leslie Stahl additionally grilled DeVos on her assist for implementing a college voucher program to permit college students to go to personal faculties.
“DeVos’ idea is that if you happen to take cash away from public faculties and provides it to constitution faculties, that may someway assist the general public faculties. It is a system known as silly,” Colbert stated.
The comic additionally slammed DeVos for saying she had not “deliberately” visited underperforming faculties since her affirmation as secretary.
“So you’ve got unintentionally visited them?” Colbert stated. “That is like a health care provider saying I’ve not deliberately visited sick sufferers. I give all their medication to the wholesome sufferers, and that provides them an incentive to get higher.”