The election of Donald Trump has reawakened something in millions of Americans.
Faced with two utterly misguided directions for education policy, some argue for a “centrist solution,” as if meeting in the middle of two bad ideas can somehow produce something good.
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.