Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Indiana Ed Reform Ghostwriter Al Hubbard Will Not Join DeVos as US Deputy Ed Sec | deutsch29

Indiana Ed Reform Ghostwriter Al Hubbard Will Not Join DeVos as US Deputy Ed Sec | deutsch29:

Indiana Ed Reform Ghostwriter Al Hubbard Will Not Join DeVos as US Deputy Ed Sec



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US Ed sec Betsy DeVos had been vetting Indiana businessman Al Hubbard for the position of US deputy secretary of education.





However, even though Hubbard avidly supports DeVos and her voucher-centric ed agenda, he has decided that the price of assuming the number two USDOE spot is too steep. As Chalkbeat notes on June 05, 2017:
Indianapolis businessman and philanthropist Al Hubbard is no longer in the running to serve under Secretary Betsy DeVos at the U.S. Department of Education.
Hubbard, who was a leading contender for the No. 2 spot at the department for months, told Politico and WFYI over the weekend that he withdrew his name from consideration because his family would have to sell off investments to meet ethics requirements.
In September 2013, the International Business Journal (IBJ) carried the following article on Hubbard’s involvement behind the scenes for “crafting education policy”:
The Indiana education overhaul that launched the nations broadest school voucher program and brought sweeping changes to how teachers and schools are evaluated angered thousands of teachers and made lightning rods of then-Gov. Mitch Daniels and schools chief Tony Bennett.
But emails and other documents obtained by The Associated Press show a small group of GOP powerbrokers crafted the details of the education policy that made Indiana a conservative model over Scotch whisky at an Indianapolis steakhouse and in meetings at a private club.
Hubbard was among this group of business elites who created Indiana’s 2011 ed reform package and then passed it along to lawmakers. Of course, this passing to lawmakers prefab legislation is exactly how the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) works.
Indeed, Jeb Bush’s Florida ed reform legislation serves as an ALEC model.

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