Betsy DeVos Blindly Promotes Choice Without Considering Negative Fiscal Impact


On April 20, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten visited Van Wert City Schools, a small school district in Ohio.

Also on April 20, 2017, DeVos published this opinion piece in As one might expect, DeVos used her op-ed to pitch school choice.

Van Wert City Schools is a small district. How much “choice” can it support and still be fiscally sound?

DeVos offers no such advice on this front. Instead, she offers what she considers a fine example of a public school district incorporating choice: Miami Dade County Public Schools (Florida):

Many public school districts across the country already offer various forms of school choice. I saw this recently in Miami-Dade, Florida, where the public school district offers parents more than 500 choice programs, including magnet, charter and advanced curriculum schools. These in-district options help students excel and…

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