Trump praises DeVos, pledges to expand school choice

There's tremendous choice in DC already so there's nothing that needs to be fixed we need fairness. "She has no experience in public education, so she's very unqualified", Reed said.

Chancellor Wilson is meeting parents and students to gage what's working and what's not in the school system.

If public school administrators took marching orders from their teachers, parents, local stakeholders and students, they could come up with an effective plan to save their money-soaking schools.

The segregation will be between social classes if the wealthy will be able to send their children to whichever private school they wish, while the lower and middle class families will not have those same choices. She has now set her sights on all of America's public schools.

"Now is the time for those of us who believe in public education to stand together and confront the threat clearly posed by the DeVos ideology", Barrera said.

Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both Democrats from Washington state who voted against DeVos, wrote to the secretary Friday requesting an explanation and assurances that missing information would be restored. Therefore, traditional public schools will never match private schools or charter schools. She called DeVos "the most ideological, anti-public education nominee" since the position of education secretary became a Cabinet post.

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The board's president, former labor leader Richard Barrera issued a statement saying the time is not right for a DeVos visit.

SeattlePI.com noted that the federal Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services has consistently updated the site as new legislation is passed by Congress and IDEA is interpreted by the federal courts. However, unlike public schools, charter schools accept public money without the same oversight as public schools. I can only imagine what the reaction must have been to such a flippant answer from the hundreds of parents whose children and their teachers have died in school massacres.

Those in favor of charter schools note that charters in inner cities have been found to often outperform public city schools.

"I've spent my entire professional career in education", he said. In Spring 2016, she argued against a bill in the Michigan State House that would give the state control over charter schools in Detroit. The 42-year-old law entitles children who struggle to learn or have medical or developmental challenges to a "free appropriate public education" aligned with their state's academic standards.

Watson, author of "Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race - And Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us", said he agrees with the concept of Black Lives Matter but has seen a growing deal of disunity within the organization. "I hope she educates herself on more".

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