The tax plan is dressed up as a way to make America more competitive. But underneath it’s just a typical Republican plan.
DeVos is being highly criticized for her lack of experience and her advocacy aimed at privatizing the public education system.
The keys to authentic education have always been interest and ability and when these are absent so too is authentic learning.
Trump’s victory and DeVos’s voucher advocacy could motivate Republican supermajorities to cut further from education in an effort to move public education into the private sector.
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DeVos admitted that it was a possibility that her family gave $200 million to the Republican party.
This time the lines dividing political parties won’t be blurred, and Democrats will know whose side they should be on.
“If progressive education … is to be effective over the next several years, it will have to focus strategically on statehouses, school boards, city councils, and mayoral races.”
A teacher in a struggling steel town reflects on the kind of education the next generation needs.
DeVos has neither responded to their letter, nor announced any plans to ensure payment of the delinquent fines.
At best international rankings are a distraction – but basing policies on the rankings while ignoring the more important evidence these international surveys present is unlikely to address the key issue of inequity in our system.