Saturday, February 18, 2017

Seattle Schools Community Forum: DeVoss - Not Off to a Good Start

Seattle Schools Community Forum: DeVoss - Not Off to a Good Start:

Not Off to a Good Start


As you may recall, Secretary of Ed Betsy DeVoss, went to a traditional D.C. middle school.  There were a few protestors that apparently so intimidated her that she and her handlers left and then went in a different door. 

She visited one classroom and then made a comment about the teachers there being "in a receive mode."  She went on:

“They’re waiting to be told what they have to do, and that’s not going to bring success to an individual child,” DeVos said. “You have to have teachers who are empowered to facilitate great teaching.”

As you can imagine, that "waiting to be told" remark didn't go over well with teachers who are doing tremendous things.
The tweets from Jefferson Academy:


This is what Sec. DeVos said about our teachers after her visit. Needless to say, we're about to take her to school... 

First, the secretary visited the classroom of Ashley Shepherd and Britany Locher, a dynamic co-teaching team that differentiates for the...

needs of students ranging from a first grade level to an eighth 
Seattle Schools Community Forum: DeVoss - Not Off to a Good Start:

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