Management Failures & Dysfunction: The New Trump Administration

While he was still running for office, President Trump repeatedly made it clear that he’d be hiring the best talent possible to fill his administration’s positions and that he wasn’t limited, as he claimed other Republicans were, because of the nature of his self-funded campaign. His self-proclaimed management skills were a key theme among the voters that propelled him into the presidency, and the expectation was that Trump, when in office, would surround himself with a top-tier administration of the best and brightest. What’s materialized instead is perhaps the most…

Betsy DeVos And the Future of Education

Betsy DeVos, a billionaire Republican donor and an advocate for choice schooling, was selected by President Trump to be Secretary of Education back in late November. Amidst a series of controversial cabinet picks, DeVos’ nomination was met with an uproar from Senate Democrats and civilians alike. Over the years, DeVos has had an indirect relationship with education through chairing the American Federation for Children. The AFC supports funding charter schools, voucher programs, and private school choice. DeVos seems to prioritize private school education over public school, especially with the AFC’s…