school choice

4 points DeVos makes about school choice


Though few exact details were released, DeVos encouraged states to invest in school choice initiatives

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos offered a vague look at the Trump Administration’s plans for school choice during her keynote at the American Federation for Children’s National Policy Summit.

In her remarks, DeVos again emphasized the administration’s support for local control of education, and she urged states to invest in school choice plans.

She also highlighted examples of students who have used school choice programs to achieve academic success.

DeVos’ keynote came on the eve of President Trump’s FY 2018 budget, which delivers a one-two punch to education and reduces or eliminates funding for many programs, including career technical education and teaching training, in favor of school choice.

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Laura Ascione

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