Pres-Elect Biden: It’s Time for a Career K12 Teacher as US Ed Sec.

deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog

It’s November 07, 2020, and Joe Biden is president-elect.

Joe Biden

That means extreme right-wing, pro-private-school-voucher, anti-public school billionaire, US ed sec Betsy DeVos will hit the US Department of Ed exit doors by January 2021.

Betsy DeVos

In September 2020, DeVos told state education chiefs not to bother about requesting federally-required testing waivers during a 2020-21 school year steeped in pandemic chaos.

And now, she will be out before 2021 spring testing, and that is fabulous news.

But who will replace her?

It is about time for someone with seasoned K12 classroom experience to hold that position. Not someone with ladder-climbing, token K12 classroom experience. Not someone who is a basketball playing pal of his buddy, the president (aka Arne Duncan). And not someone who is an activist for private schools and who admitted publicly to “not intentionally visiting schools that are underperforming” (that, of course, would be…

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