Friday, December 2, 2016

Betsy DeVos and a national system of market-based schools. The only problem would be stupid parents. | Fred Klonsky

Betsy DeVos and a national system of market-based schools. The only problem would be stupid parents. | Fred Klonsky:

Betsy DeVos and a national system of market-based schools. The only problem would be stupid parents.


Trumps choice of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary is a terrible one for the country’s parents and students.
Naturally, for most of those who want an end to public schools and a national system of market-based education, the DeVos choice is a gift.
It does appear that it has caused a bit of a kerfluffle among the market-based crowd who fear that Betsy’s extremism may scare away some from their movement.
It is a polite debate among thieves.
The anti-school choice crowd, of course, opposes DeVos. In Florida, some teachers are already planning protests to decry DeVos’s nomination. The American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association have condemned the choice, too.
We might expect criticism from teacher’s unions and other anti-school choice groups, but not from fellow education reformers. And yet some of them have been quick to join the chorus.
Some reject DeVos merely because she is willing to join the Trump cabinet. According to them, anyone who supports Trump is a misogynist and bigot.
That’s simplistic and unfair.
Crye says that the only problem with market-based schools is stupid parents Betsy DeVos and a national system of market-based schools. The only problem would be stupid parents. | Fred Klonsky:


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