Larry Buhl of Capital & Main reports on Betsy DeVos’s raid on federal funds intended for public schools and small businesses. Her cv overriding goal has been unwavering for at least 30 years: privatization of public schools.

She has no intention of letting a crisis go to waste.

Congress thought it was appropriating new money to help public schools, but DeVos has insisted that the money must be distributed by enrollment numbers, not by need or poverty.

Count on DeVos to put charters and voucher schools first and to disregard the public schools that enroll the vast majority of the nation’s students.