So voucher advocate is the new Sec. of Ed then that doesn’t do much for returning local control back to the districts.
On November 23, 3016, President-elect Donald Trump announced his choice for US secretary of education: Michigan billionaire voucher advocate, Betsy DeVos.
Much has been written about Trump’s selection of DeVos, including information on her background– and the DeVos substantial funding of the Republican National Committee. As Jane Mayer of the November 23, 2016, New Yorkerreports:
“My family is the biggest contributor of soft money to the Republican National Committee,” she wrote in the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call. “I have decided to stop taking offense,” she wrote, “at the suggestion that we are buying influence. Now I simply concede the point. They are right. We do expect something in return. We expect to foster a conservative governing philosophy consisting of limited government and respect for traditional American virtues. We expect a return on our investment.”
“People like us,” she added archly, “must surely be stopped.”
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