Friday, February 3, 2017

Eli Broad’s opposition to DeVos reveals faultlines in charter school movement | EdSource

Eli Broad’s opposition to DeVos reveals faultlines in charter school movement | EdSource:

Eli Broad's opposition to DeVos reveals faultlines in charter school movement

Eli Broad vs. Betsy DeVos.
It is an unlikely duel between two multibillionaire philanthropists who both support charter schools.
Broad’s opposition to DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. secretary of education, underscores the complexity of the politics of the charter school movement, and is revealing further fault lines in it.
As reported by EdSource, the Massachusetts Charter Public School Association has vehemently protested DeVos’ nomination, alleging lax accountability of charter school standards in DeVos’ home state of Michigan. The California Charter School Association has indicated that it would oppose private school vouchers in California along the lines advocated by DeVos.
But in a remarkably blunt letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, this week, Broad went even further, portraying DeVos as a threat to the public education system in the United States.
“With Betsy DeVos at the helm of the U.S. Department of Education, much of the good work that has been accomplished to improve public education for all of Eli Broad’s opposition to DeVos reveals faultlines in charter school movement | EdSource:


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