Meet the 9 New Staffers Tapped to Fill Key Roles In Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced nine new hires Wednesday evening, including chief of staff to Secretary Betsy DeVos. None of the staffers, many of whom worked in the department during the George W.

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Federal Education Grant For New Charter Schools Continues to Discriminate Against Private For-Profit Education Management Organizations

The U.S. Department of Education released a new charter school grant competition that would make available millions of new dollars for states to spur the creation of new high quality charter schools.   61 more words


U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Prepared Remarks to the Brookings Institution

Remarks delivered March 29, 2017.

Thank you, Russ, for that kind introduction, and thank you for your work to develop this important report. And thank you to all of you for taking the time to come here today.This report focuses on something everyone here knows I’m passionate about: increasing education options for parents and students. 2,480 more words


Have education writers and journalists lost their good senses by over-analyzing and taking simple analogies too literal?

An article written by Madison Gray in the EducationPost, posted March 29, 2017, titled “Betsy, Can We Really ‘Uber’-ize Public Education? Here’s Why That’s a Terrible Idea,” 225 more words

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Secretary DeVos, please ignore advice from timid conservatives ensconced in Ivory Tower think tanks

“U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came to Washington to push the USA’s public education system to support not just public schools but private and religious schools as well.” 116 more words

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The Case for Eliminating the Federal Department of Education

The Cato Institute, a free-market libertarian think tank based in Washington DC, created a provocative video making the case for the illumination of the US Department of Education. 80 more words


School Choice and Trump's Budget: A win for us parents

Donald Trump’s preliminary budget proposes federal cuts for education but includes new money, about $1.4 billion, for both charter schools and private school choice. Q&A with Martin West at the Association for Education Policy and Finance. 11 more words

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