Even when it comes to charter schools, DeVos’s ideas far from what’s in place here

Even when it comes to charter schools, DeVos’s ideas far from what’s in place here

Date
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Excerpt from The Seattle Times piece by Paige Cornwell:

It’s too early to tell what impact Betsy DeVos’s tenure as education secretary will have on Washington state’s public-education system. But after DeVos was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, Washington education leaders and advocates agree on one thing: DeVos’ education agenda is in stark contrast with Washington’s.

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DeVos herself has said she supports leaving most decision-making to the states, after what happened in the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.

“The federal government has really turned the reins over to the states,” said Robin Lake, director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education, a research and policy analysis center at the University of Washington Bothell. “I think we will be the masters of our own destiny, for the most part.”

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