Here is the “Reform” that DeVos Loves: Religious Schools

Diane Ravitch's blog

What we have learned about Betsy DeVos is this.

She doesn’t like public schools, unless they are “great schools,” which they seldom are, because they are government schools, dead ends, and godless.

In this article, Emma Brown of the Washington Post describes the schools that DeVos loves: they are religious; they are Christian; they don’t have to be accountable to the state; their teachers don’t have to be certified; if they fail, they aren’t closed; if they teach creationism, that’s fine.

Florida has channeled billions of taxpayer dollars into scholarships for poor children to attend private schools over the past 15 years, using tax credits to build a laboratory for school choice that the Trump administration holds up as a model for the nation.


The voucherlike program, the largest of its kind in the country, helps pay tuition for nearly 100,000 students from low-income families.
But there is scant evidence…

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