CABINET/EDUCATION/TRUMP FAMILY/TRUMP PEOPLE/WOMEN/IVANKA/BETSY DEVOS: “On Tuesday [3-28-17], presidential daughter Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited the National Air and Space Museum in Washington. According to the Education Department, they were there to ‘highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education’ and to discuss ’empowering young women to pursue STEM-related careers.’ They also introduced a viewing of ‘Hidden Figures,’ a film about a team of African American women who had a vital, unseen role at NASA when it was first launching men into space.
The event came just a short time after President Trump, Ivanka’s father, advanced his first federal budget, which included some revealing proposals for NASA, the country’s space agency. The Trump budget seeks to wipe out NASA’s education office, which oversees efforts to support women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields, operates camps and enrichment programs, and provides internships and scholarships for young scientists.”
-Valerie Strauss, “The irony in Ivanka Trump’s and Betsy DeVos’s push for STEM education,” The Washington Post online, March 28, 2017