Thursday, November 24, 2016

glen brown: “Billionaire Betsy DeVos 'has consistently pushed a corporate agenda to privatize, de-professionalize, and impose cookie-cutter solutions to public education’”—Deirdre Fulton

glen brown: “Billionaire Betsy DeVos 'has consistently pushed a corporate agenda to privatize, de-professionalize, and impose cookie-cutter solutions to public education’”—Deirdre Fulton:

“Billionaire Betsy DeVos 'has consistently pushed a corporate agenda to privatize, de-professionalize, and impose cookie-cutter solutions to public education’”—Deirdre Fulton


“‘President-elect Donald Trump has tapped for U.S. Education Secretary a reformer who does not hide her contempt for the public schools,’ according to historian Diane Ravitch.

“Of conservative billionaire Betsy DeVos, a longtime supporter of charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools, National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García said, ‘her efforts over the years have done more to undermine public education than support students.’


“‘In nominating DeVos, Trump makes it loud and clear that his education policy will focus on privatizing, defunding, and destroying public education in America.’—Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers.

“‘She has lobbied for failed schemes, like vouchers—which take away funding and local control from our public schools—to fund private schools at taxpayers' expense,’ García continued. ‘These schemes do nothing to help our most-vulnerable students while they ignore or exacerbate glaring opportunity gaps. She has consistently pushed a corporate agenda to privatize, de-professionalize, and impose cookie-cutter solutions to public education. By nominating Betsy DeVos, the Trump administration has demonstrated just how out of touch it is with what works best for students, parents, educators, and communities.’

“Similarly, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten called DeVos ‘the most ideological, anti-public education nominee put forward since President Carter created a Cabinet-level Department of Education.’ ‘In nominating DeVos," Weingarten said, ‘Trump makes it loud and clear that his education policy will focus on privatizing, defunding, and destroying public education in America.’

“Indeed, Chalkbeat earlier this week listed ‘a few things we could 
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