Sunday, July 23, 2017

DeVos’ “Message from the Secretary” Link Features… Arne Duncan. | deutsch29

DeVos’ “Message from the Secretary” Link Features… Arne Duncan. | deutsch29:

DeVos’ “Message from the Secretary” Link Features… Arne Duncan


The US Department of Education website needs updating– comically so.
If one clicks on the link, “An Overview of the US Department of Education,” and follows the link, “What is the US Department of Education?,” one finds a page that has not been updated since September 2010– and which cites student enrollment from 2007-08.
The page entitled, “The Federal Role in Education,” (located under “Mission,”) does include a link to Trump’s FY2018 budget requests for education. And also under the heading of “Mission,” the site also notes the supposed role of the US Secretary of Education:
 …The Secretary and the Department play a leadership role in the ongoing national dialogue over how to improve the results of our education system for all students. This involves such activities as raising national and community awareness of the education challenges confronting the Nation, disseminating the latest discoveries on what works in teaching and learning, and helping communities work out solutions to difficult educational issues.
As recently noted in July 2017 in Vanity Fair, the current US ed sec, Betsy DeVos, prefers not to engage in dialogues about education as her Department refuses requests from journalists, often simply ignoring such requests, and she refuses to do interviews with the press and declines to speak at organizations where one might well expect the press to be represented, such as the Education Writers Association. Moreover, her times to make herself available to the press tend to be brief, unannounced ahead of time, and in obscure locations.
Instead, DeVos prefers to speak via formal speech, and in her formal speeches, she is DeVos’ “Message from the Secretary” Link Features… Arne Duncan. | deutsch29:

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