Since President-elect Trump nominated Betsy DeVos, a conservative philanthropist in favor of vouchers and charter schools, to be secretary of education,Dana Goldstein, journalist who writes for Slate, The New Republic and The Marshall Project and is the author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession (Doubleday, 2014), looks at all the ways public education might be changed under Trump.
@DanaGoldstein: To much Republican consternation, Obama tried to reduce education profiteering. DeVos is likely to ease these regulations— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) December 8, 2016
@DanaGoldstein: Betsy Devos may support less testing and looser accountability, whereas Mike Pence may support more accountability.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) December 8, 2016
@DanaGoldstein: Betsy DeVos believes in school choice, not necessarily for its impact on testing, but as a good in itself.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) December 8, 2016
One caller ask why unions oppose charters; another wonders why some see kids' education as a place to profit off public funds. @BrianLehrer— patricia willens (@pwillens) December 8, 2016
@BrianLehrer In privatizing education, ideology can replace curriculum. Add this to restricted women's rights & u have a lethal/scary combo.— whatiweardaily (@whatiweardaily) December 8, 2016
Issue NEVER discussed is "private" schools opened to take advantage of vouchers;unqualified teachers/administrators-poor outcomes. https://t.co/Gfa7rT0inN— P Ebo (@EBOlady) December 8, 2016