Tuesday, February 7, 2017

DeVos isn't opposed to public education, she opposes failing schools



At WExaminer by Janine Yass -- 

Since President Trump announced that Betsy DeVos would be his pick for secretary of education, it is impossible for anyone involved in education reform to go outside without being asked, "What do you think of Ms. Devos?" Everyone wants to comment on her qualifications, her philanthropy and her work in education.

But my response when asked about her is that it's irrelevant what any one person thinks.

What matters is what families and students think about having a change agent in this position. If you judge from the tens of thousands of families on waiting lists for charter schools and for scholarships in private schools it is apparent that poor families are desperate for someone who will fight for them for a change.

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