What you should know about Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education secretary pick — and what her choice might tell us about his plans | Chalkbeat blog

“DeVos and her husband played a role in getting Michigan’s charter school law passed in 1993, and ever since have worked to protect charters from additional regulation. When Michigan lawmakers this year were considering a measure that would have added oversight for charter schools in Detroit, members of the DeVos family poured $1.45 million into legislators’ campaign coffers — an average of $25,000 a day for seven weeks. Oversight was not included in the final legislation. The DeVos influence is one reason that Michigan’s charter sector is among the least regulated in the country. Roughly 80 percent of charters in Michigan are run by private companies, far more than in any other state.”

Read more here: What you should know about Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education secretary pick — and what her choice might tell us about his plans | Chalkbeat

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