Al Franken Embarrasses Trump's Education Pick

  • Опубликовано:  5 месяцев назад
  • During a recent hearing, Al Franken quickly realized Betsy DeVos has no idea about anything related to public education. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go
    "Senator Al Franken came to today's hearing on Betsy DeVos' confirmation as Education Secretary armed with facts and figures and basic knowledge of education policy.
    Sadly, Mrs. DeVos did not, as Franken soon exposed.
    At one point, her answers showed she did not understand the difference between proficiency and growth when evaluating student's performance on standardized tests.
    Growth is the measure of how much a student learns year-to-year compared to his or her peers. Proficiency is the attainment of specific objective benchmarks, usually determined via standardized testing. There's a huge difference between the two, and the debate is one that heavily influences public education policy.
    Franken let DeVos know he wasn't impressed, chiding, "It surprises me that you don't know this issue."
    (Committee chairman Lamar Alexander limited the hearing to one round of questions per Senator, 5 minutes each, claiming that it was precedent from past hearings. Despite Democratic senators' protestations, he held to that standard. )
    Franken also tried to nail DeVos down on conversion therapy, asking if she supported it for LGBT students.
    "I have never believed in that," DeVos replied. "I fully embrace equality and believe in the innate value of every single human being and that all students should be able to attend schools and be free of discrimination."
    Unfortunately, this doesn't square with her family's gifts to organizations like Focus on the Family and other anti-LGBT organizations who actively advocate for conversion therapy.
    When DeVos was confronted by New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan on the Prince Foundation's donations to Focus on the Family, DeVos denied having any position on the board of that foundation and said her mother makes her own grants to other organizations without any input from her.”*
    Read more here: http://crooksandliars.com/2017/01/sen-franken-exposes-betsy-devos-ignorance

    Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola
    Cast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola

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Комментарии: 989

  • qB Hawk
    qB Hawk 3 дня назад

    Bingo...the road to destruction wake up call "EDUCATION". The one size fits all moves to the next step. Two roads, Up reserved for the elite and Down with 0 zero Opportunities for the masses.

  • Bloody Hope
    Bloody Hope 4 дня назад

    LOOK UP............U.S. Senator Al Franken on Trump's White House

  • joe cole
    joe cole 1 месяц назад

    Al Franken is a huge hypocrite on education. He is against vouchers and other school choice options. Of course Franken sends his kids to private schools. Doesn't want his precious kids to be influenced by poor kids and their bad habits.

  • Steve Stiff
    Steve Stiff 1 месяц назад

    Al Franken only embarrasses the State of Minnesota...every single time he opens his mouth.

    • Jeff Curtin
      Jeff Curtin 1 месяц назад

      Steve Stiff Al franken is very intelligent and articulate, not to mention knowledgeable. Too many of the members of the Congress of the united States lack the basic skills and intellect to fully grasp the complexities of what the issues they are dealing with mean to the people and the country. They make decisions based on idealogy or party loyalty. The big problem is that those two decision influencers are not based on reality and facts. Just look at Trump's choice for secretary of education. She is totally unqualified because she doesn't even know what the issues are no less what to do about them. Al franken knows. He is a graduate of Harvard University.


  • Anzac-A1
    Anzac-A1 2 месяца назад

    A requirement for the SoE should be: you MUST have been a teacher at some point in your life.

  • SwirlyJoe
    SwirlyJoe 2 месяца назад

    AL Franken should run for president

  • Mary Shimek
    Mary Shimek 3 месяца назад

    All through Trumps campaign I hardly heard him focus on education. Now he puts Betsy DeVos as education secretary who doesn't seem to know a thing about education. I have 5 grandchildren that are in public schools. Ever since Trump was elected I worry about their future. Since he was elected I still haven't heard him say much on our children's education. Remember our children are our future.

  • M T
    M T 4 месяца назад

    The irony. A complete moron becomes Secretary of Education. 😔

  • AlexCopyPaste
    AlexCopyPaste 4 месяца назад

    She reminds me of myself when I had my final oral exam in high school.

  • Hugh Jarce
    Hugh Jarce 4 месяца назад

    America, your new administration is making your the laughing stock of the world. The emotionally unbalanced leading the incompetent. She will be leading the nations children's education?

  • Sean Zaręba
    Sean Zaręba 4 месяца назад

    She sounds so much like Palin lol

  • Jessica Strom
    Jessica Strom 4 месяца назад

    She doesn't understand basic concepts... it is tragic.

  • fruticetum
    fruticetum 4 месяца назад

    I believe circus clown Franken was a longtime cokehead. This is kinda like George Carlin being critical of someone else.

  • rscmrcmd
    rscmrcmd 4 месяца назад

    Al Frankenstein accepted $150,000 from the teachers union to help finance his campaign. Of course he's gonna dance to their tune.

  • Cristina Cabral
    Cristina Cabral 4 месяца назад

    WOW!!!!

  • Arturo Garza
    Arturo Garza 4 месяца назад

    Public schools are shit and everyone knows it. Devos' has the right idea, charter schools compete with one another. Competition will bring down costs and schools will naturally try to hire better qualified teachers. It would be amazing for students and their quality of education. You all don't understand business and how competition breeds creativity.

  • Melody Feltenberger
    Melody Feltenberger 4 месяца назад

    Seriously come on America, first there's Trump and now 10 times worse Besty Devos this is sad.

  • MsDutchee
    MsDutchee 4 месяца назад

    Why should she be honest? She is rich and therefore entitled

  • Jerry St.Peter
    Jerry St.Peter 4 месяца назад

    Senate confirmation votes have split more or less down party lines , so GOP nominees from a GOP controlled senate have little to fear and no incentive toward knowledge or honesty. Hence Devos could blather on senselessly about the threat of grizzlies, and fail to answer pointed questions about education policy, without fearing that her ignorance would make any real difference in the end.

  • X4hunterx4
    X4hunterx4 4 месяца назад

    I wonder how republicans are going to defend this person

  • Political Addict!
    Political Addict! 4 месяца назад

    For her to be sitting in that seat in the hearings shows clearly PAY TO PLAY exist.

  • Jack Hudler
    Jack Hudler 4 месяца назад

    AL FRANKEN Skit
    For those of you that remember AL FRANKIN, as the comedian AL FRANKIN.
    Taken from Saturday Night Live Season 06 Episode 13 on April 11, 1981 titled AL FRANKEN ON THE DOWNFALL OF SNL. (http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/weekend-update-segment---al-franken/n8832?snl=1)
    The cadence of the this skit works better if you watch the episode.

    WEEKEND UPDATE: AL FRANKEN ON THE DOWNFALL OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
    Most of you probably know me… AL FRANKIN.
    I'm one those butt hurt senators that warms a chair in the democratic senate offices.
    Now over the past 7 years or so, I have suffered countless instances of personal embarrassment, from people coming up to me… AL FRANKIN. And saying hey AL FRANKIN… you still a democrat? Or AL, how’s that senate seat comforting that butt hurt, I hear Trump’s got salve for that. Or AL boy, where’s Hillary hiding these days.
    Well I am here tonight to set the record straight, I wasn’t involved with Hillary presidential campaign or the Democratic Party, and I’ve never heard of Hillary Clinton. How can I… my Butt is so sore from the ass-kicking we received, that I’ve been reduced to a debilitating drug induced fugue. I only came out long enough to tell you this, and I can’t allow this to continue.
    So if you're wonder what you can do for me… AL FRANKIN.
    Please send money to: Republican National Committee c/o Put the Democrats To Sleep, 310 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
    Let’s put this party out of its misery.
    You'll be doing a great favor for yourselves… and me; AL FRANKIN.
    Thank You

  • Mortal Clown
    Mortal Clown 4 месяца назад

    He went easy on her.

  • wilsonc5P
    wilsonc5P 4 месяца назад

    Franken should be embarrassed about the blatant voter fraud that got him elected. These frauds deserve each other!

  • IvanZeternity
    IvanZeternity 4 месяца назад

    He TORCHED her ass 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Brian McNamara
    Brian McNamara 4 месяца назад

    betsy Devos is unqualified in every way and she should drop out

  • Wanda Andrako
    Wanda Andrako 4 месяца назад

    You are two fools. This lady knows much more than Franken or you two just looking for ways for her nomination to be rejected. he is a fool also.

  • Frank Castle
    Frank Castle 4 месяца назад

    let's not talk about Obama's appointees with no experience or brain cells and some of the dumbass senators and congressmen / women who are borderline f****** retard

  • Steve The Philosophist
    Steve The Philosophist 4 месяца назад

    Here you guys made a mistake. You edited that video to overlook the fact that he was being a dick. That's a mark on your integrity to those who come in disagreeing with you. I agree that she's bad, but so is your spin. Please stop lying just because it's what big media would do.

  • Peyotekeijo
    Peyotekeijo 4 месяца назад

    Trump is promising to bring back jobs and make America great again. Don't the buffoon and his supporters not realize that a truly great country needs strong education for future generations? And now a know-nothing, ultra-rich Christian fundamentalist moron is in charge of education. But sure, Trump has "already done more in 2 days than Obama in 8 years". smh

  • Plasma Gun
    Plasma Gun 4 месяца назад

    lol TYT

  • emilie lake
    emilie lake 4 месяца назад

    No surprise

  • elmer boinkins
    elmer boinkins 4 месяца назад

    At this point ,it doesn't really matter as the public schools are a sick joke and devoid of any real chance to enable the students to compete on a global level due to the utter corruption of the teachers union and incompetence of the department of education. Private schools are the only chance for your child to have a decent productive life and to be prosperous.

  • awake and alive
    awake and alive 4 месяца назад

    this young turds are retarded

  • Stephen Fullerton
    Stephen Fullerton 4 месяца назад

    well if you care about education dismantle the Department of Education.

  • Dr Dermix Girl
    Dr Dermix Girl 5 месяцев назад

    Not surprised. America elected a POtUS who knows nothing and doesn't care. Why on earth would he value qualifications and intellectual curiosity in his cabinet?

  • Pugnacious LB
    Pugnacious LB 5 месяцев назад

    Scary stuff guys

  • tehnatureboy
    tehnatureboy 5 месяцев назад

    Was a great gotcha question...

  • comrade harps
    comrade harps 5 месяцев назад

    Stunned bunny.

  • CEV12
    CEV12 5 месяцев назад

    Cenk doesn't care that nominees for top government positions are qualified?

  • LonerWeirdo
    LonerWeirdo 5 месяцев назад

    She scares me too.. because forget about raising a generation of engineers and scientists.. all you'll get is bibble thumpers.. see where that gets you in the job market

  • Kathleen  Higgins
    Kathleen Higgins 5 месяцев назад

    Say it loud, Al.
    Maybe a little louder.
    stick with the truth, I'm cool.

  • Robert Long
    Robert Long 5 месяцев назад

    Why bone up on anything, all trumpists will be confirmed. This fiasco is rigged, they will all be confirmed. So sad!!!!!!

  • Joshua Lopez
    Joshua Lopez 5 месяцев назад

    This is going to be a very fun, entertaining and scary 4 to 8 years.

  • CuteCatLady MB
    CuteCatLady MB 5 месяцев назад

    This woman is the stupidest person on earth. Now she is in charge of education? It is the dumbing down of education!!!

  • Aus Wrangler
    Aus Wrangler 5 месяцев назад

    The sekaterri of edukason... The future of American English...

  • baddbradd89
    baddbradd89 5 месяцев назад

    what a retard...he sucked on snl and he still sucks

  • edward woods
    edward woods 5 месяцев назад

    This joke of a woman Betsy Doesn't care because she knows she already has a job the qualification was no experience needed..

  • Julian Röth
    Julian Röth 5 месяцев назад

    Love Jon's shirt, anyone know where I can get it?

  • Khalid Hussain
    Khalid Hussain 5 месяцев назад

    The very example of nepotism and the spoils system with skin and bones, ladies and gents.

  • Tandy Braid
    Tandy Braid 5 месяцев назад

    NO!!! She is not anywhere close to what we need as the Secretary of Education. Didn't know the difference between competency and growth, didn't know that IDEAS is a federal program. ANd bears on campus. I have been an educator for 19 years and have never had a bear!!! Also my interviews have been way longer than what they were able to question her for, VOTE NO!!!!!! She is not the choice of educators or children!!

  • James Campbell
    James Campbell 5 месяцев назад

    Dear YTS, so if you hire more investigative reporters will you investigate any politician in any of the parties or only Trump?

  • Socialistgypsy
    Socialistgypsy 5 месяцев назад

    I disagree with Cenk. John has the right idea we need to fill the government in field specialist," without money in politics," because it's best for progress. And it's a Claude Saint Simon socialist idea.

  • edargentina
    edargentina 5 месяцев назад

    The real disaster is today's education,run by the democrats the last 8 years.......

  • Ann Moore
    Ann Moore 5 месяцев назад

    She has no clue! She lives in a Glass House!

  • TheJfranco9
    TheJfranco9 5 месяцев назад

    Lol wtf did she say

  • floex831
    floex831 5 месяцев назад

    Too bad all this questioning will make ZERO difference and she will still be Secretary of Education.

  • James Irving
    James Irving 5 месяцев назад

    DeVos is a Christian Fundamentalist nutcase.....She is ON RECORD saying she wants her "Christian God's Kingdom" to be taught in ALL SCHOOLS.....

  • Nic Luciano Sr
    Nic Luciano Sr 5 месяцев назад

    Mr. Kramden your first question is "Who wrote Swanee River?" ... "humina, humina, humina ... Ed Norton?"

  • Asmobia
    Asmobia 5 месяцев назад

    Advisors: "Mr. President, this ignorant women will ruin our children and our country will be full of idiots after 4 years".
    Trump: "Great, I will win popular vote next time".

  • queenbeethatme100
    queenbeethatme100 5 месяцев назад

    She doesn't have to study. if Trumps wants her to do it, Republicans are irresponsible enough to make it happen.

  • DeniseN
    DeniseN 5 месяцев назад

    It's not enough to just say what your opposition is but you need to have some sort of plan or idea of how you're going to fix it and it has to benefit everyone. You can't be against public schools and your solution is Christian private or Charter Schools because everyone is not a Christian or attached to a religion. Your plan needs to be inclusive not exclusive.

  • Sherlock_Tom
    Sherlock_Tom 5 месяцев назад

    Why isn't there any committee of ethics that can dismiss her for not being qualified at all? It bothers me even more because she's now the head of EDUCATION

  • djibamaster
    djibamaster 5 месяцев назад

    I have a feeling trump has nominated all these clueless people so he could blame them when things go wrong.

  • Miriam Elise Morea Shaal
    Miriam Elise Morea Shaal 5 месяцев назад

    Al Frankenstein is a living walking joke!

  • Glenda Valente
    Glenda Valente 5 месяцев назад

    Just get up there and act and look really stupid and you will be confirmed.  You will fit right in.

  • Micah Laraway
    Micah Laraway 5 месяцев назад

    I hate to gang up on Trump but his nominees just seem to be not the sharpest and best-qualified people IMO

  • Mick G.
    Mick G. 5 месяцев назад

    Isn't catching out new cabinet members during the inauguration process a bit like shooting fish in a barrel? A bit weak and easy I think.

  • Wisdom Wissy
    Wisdom Wissy 5 месяцев назад

    Embarrassing to watch her stammer and not being able to answer the basic questions being thrown at her.

  • carole mcphee
    carole mcphee 5 месяцев назад

    as corrupt as the dems are they really do show they are so much better and smarter they are over the republicans!!

  • Leo Yohansen
    Leo Yohansen 5 месяцев назад

    What? Study for the issue of education? Who ever heard of such a thing?

  • Fried Bullet
    Fried Bullet 5 месяцев назад

    She's never been an educator. That is obvious.

  • AliensAnonymous
    AliensAnonymous 5 месяцев назад

    "Thank you Senator for that question. Could you please have someone explain it to me?"

  • fauteupb
    fauteupb 5 месяцев назад

    Cenk obviously doesn't know what he's talking about with respect to the issue he's explaining, but he knows way more about it than Devos. As an educator, I'm pretty horrified.

  • matszz
    matszz 5 месяцев назад

    Why don't they blush? Whenever I make a faux pas or or mess something up, I blush. How come they never do that?

  • rutger houtdijk
    rutger houtdijk 5 месяцев назад

    I have reported this video for misogyny. We can't accept this hate and intolerance any longer.

  • Rottler Property Services
    Rottler Property Services 5 месяцев назад

    she needs to go back to teaching sunday school! what a dummy!

  • Stacy Chapman
    Stacy Chapman 5 месяцев назад

    He did an amazing job and I love the fact that she was asked about her donations being the reason she is in that seat. He it that right on.

  • Kevin Lee
    Kevin Lee 5 месяцев назад

    This woman is just getting crucified.

  • Anthony
    Anthony 5 месяцев назад

    They didn't study becuase they thought they would not be scrutinized as much and just fly through.

  • Lanz Varon
    Lanz Varon 5 месяцев назад

    What's with TYT and cutting off the best parts? Thumb'd down because they cut-off the best part when Al said "It really surprised me, well not THAT surprised."


    *S* *A* *V* *A* *G* *E*

  • jennings mills
    jennings mills 5 месяцев назад

    what education? California no longer has high school exit exams. you can literally Google yourself through all four years on a Chromebook provided by the school district! Viva'la'pensions!

  • Hanna Filipovic
    Hanna Filipovic 5 месяцев назад

    Love the graphic in the background 😂

  • Dene Young
    Dene Young 5 месяцев назад

    So I am not an American - how likely is it that any of these "nominees" will not be confirmed? This woman seems not just terribly under-qualified, but to have an agenda that will be so destructive as to leave a mark on America's productivity and competitiveness that will take at least a couple of decades from which to recover. Educate me, folks!

  • Jordan Johnson
    Jordan Johnson 5 месяцев назад

    well at least she seems too stupid to do anything too disastrous

  • Jordan Johnson
    Jordan Johnson 5 месяцев назад

    Thank Christ I'm done with school😧

  • bloodsoldierZ
    bloodsoldierZ 5 месяцев назад

    She's embarrassing Stefan Molynuex.

  • L Lawliet
    L Lawliet 5 месяцев назад

    Almost nobody has experience in any cabinet position until after they are appointed.

  • Susan Kay
    Susan Kay 5 месяцев назад

    Ugh...just hoping the Sun explodes soon.

  • MrK00070
    MrK00070 5 месяцев назад

    She make Sarah Palin look like award winning genius.

  • Struggle
    Struggle 5 месяцев назад

    I believe Trump picked her as the secretary of education because he genuinely doesnt care about the education system. I think he will pull a lot of funding out of education, hence Betsy DeVos is going to be unable to create many policies anyways.

  • Teresa Carter
    Teresa Carter 5 месяцев назад

    Betsey DeVoss is clueless about public education! She believes all teachers should carry guns in schools- to shoot any bears that wonder too close outside! Could we at least get someone who has stepped foot inside a public school?

  • Ron Ryan
    Ron Ryan 5 месяцев назад

    what a dum gop hoe

  • Ron Ryan
    Ron Ryan 5 месяцев назад

    another dick in the wall

  • Adrian Brown
    Adrian Brown 5 месяцев назад

    This woman is the perfect example...of what a private education system gets you.

    This is the archetypal foundation for an oligarchy type society...

  • Beau Tiplady
    Beau Tiplady 5 месяцев назад

    I think it's pretty obvious. You help the kids that need the help. Children who are doing well don't need the extra help. Simple.as.that.

  • PumpkinsnBlackcats
    PumpkinsnBlackcats 5 месяцев назад

    A moron running our education system. Only republicans.

  • Myk Dowling
    Myk Dowling 5 месяцев назад

    Do any of these hearings matter? Aren't the Republicans rubber-stamping all of them?

  • xKid Kidx
    xKid Kidx 5 месяцев назад

    That caption is amazing!
    S/O to the Lauryn Hill reference.

  • Mikℯ Kℯn†
    Mikℯ Kℯn† 5 месяцев назад

    The iraq, such as.

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