While Ms. DeVos' stance on public education and charter school oversight is concerning, it remains to be seen what sort of effect she and Mr. Trump can have on public education right away, Mr. Feinberg said.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is set to take up DeVos' nomination on Tuesday.
Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Education nominee, is a longtime proponent of what advocates call "school choice:" Charter schools, as well as tax credits and vouchers to send education money "with" the students, even to private or parochial schools, which is bringing out critics. "The way to move the country forward is not to cut public education or put it into a private system". "She knows that in order to ensure the next generation of Americans can compete and lead the world, we have to have an education system in which doors are open to continual improvement".
The president of American Federation of Teachers warned that Betsy DeVos had spent decades trying to destroy public education - which she would oversee if the U.S. Senate confirms her as secretary of education. The child is returned to the public school. DeVos, who has supported organizations that were pro-Common Core, had to clarify her own position on the subject shortly after her nomination was announced, saying she is "not a supporter-period" and that while she favors high standards, the Common Core "turned into a federalized boondoggle". More importantly, she will empower parents with greater choices and a stronger voice over their children's education. But there is a real difference between public charter schools, which can be established working with local communities and educators to fill a particular need in the public school system and provide more alternatives and more choice for learning styles and families - then a voucher system, which diverts money from the public school system, generally and often doesn't cover the full cost of the private school that the student is attending. About 80 percent of charter schools in MI are run by for-profit companies, like K12 Inc., a for-profit chain of online charter schools, in which the DeVos family has invested. Instead, it advocates that children attend schools where the educational philosophy is compatible with the student's and parent's beliefs, such as same-gender or religious schools.
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In advance of today's confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, the nominee for Secretary of Education, defenders of the status quo have been spinning a narrative about her reform efforts in Detroit that runs contrary to all available evidence. But he says they will also say MI isn't the best measure, because it does not allow vouchers to private or religious schools. Like most of Trump's nominees, DeVos is remarkably unqualified for the role. "I am so glad that the president-elect has nominated her to be the Secretary of Education". She's already garnered plenty of criticism from traditional public school advocates, including the teachers unions that stand to lose from such programs. She's also spent an terrible lot of her time, energy and money to create a parallel system which has diverted taxpayer dollars to private religious and for-profit schools without any accountability.
As a member of the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University, I have seen firsthand the significant impact the schools we charter have on our students. It will hold a confirmation hearing on her at 5 p.m.
Trump and DeVos want to corporatize public education to its destruction.
Her efforts have been laser-focused on undermining our public schools and, in doing so, have harmed students.