Jose Luis Vilson, teacher and blogger in New York City, writes his view of the Secretary of Education here.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke to the American Legislative Exchange Council on July 20 about school choice and her vision for dismantling federal support for our public schools. In her speech, DeVos praised the drive to privatize education through charter schools, voucher programs, and tax credit scholarships that cover private-school tuition. She hailed “new waves of legislation” that brought charter schools to Kentucky, education savings accounts to North Carolina for special needs students, and a similar savings-account program in Arizona for every student.
She went after the American Federation of Teachers, for being “defenders of the status quo” who don’t have “kids’ interests at heart.”
She criticized the AFT because “They have made clear that they care more about a system—one that was created in the 1800s—than about…
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