Sunday, December 4, 2016

Trump Choice for Education Secretary

Trump Choice for Education Secretary

Key Points: Choice for Department of Education Secretary is Betsy DeVos. Controversial person from Michigan, who is pro-school choice. However, it has not been received well in Michigan. And it does not show a lot of success in terms of student performance. Michigan ranks well below other states. And of the schools in Michigan that are charter schools, some run by DeVos and her husband, are in the bottom 20% of schools achievement. So as much as there is support for school choice, both Democrats and Republicans agree that it isn't working. And many have become for-profit schools. Which is also controversial. So what will happen to the Department of Education and public schools if she becomes the secretary?

Audience: Everyone interested in students' education.

Relevance: Concerns of future in education and public schools.

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