Betsy DeVos Watch: When Role Models Visit a School for Girls

Betsy DeVos Watch: When Role Models Visit a School for Girls
by Jeff Smith (GRIID)
Last week, we kicked off the first installment in our series of articles under the heading of Betsy DeVos Watch.

In this week’s article we take a look at a visit from the Secretary of Education to a charter school in the nation’s capitol. DeVos was visiting Excel Academy in Washington, DC and began her brief comments by stating, “As we bring our education system into the 21st century, it is important we highlight the many types of different schools serving the varied and unique needs of individual students.”

Of course, there is nothing surprising about these comments or which school DeVos visited, since she has been saying for years that she thinks that schools other than public schools are the best direction the country can make.

However, what was more interesting… https://griid.org/2017/04/07/betsy-devos-watch-when-role-models-visit-a-school-for-girls/

Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy

Last week, we kicked off the first installment in our series of articles under the heading of Betsy DeVos Watch. 

In this week’s article we take a look at a visit from the Secretary of Education to a charter school in the nation’s capitol. DeVos was visiting Excel Academy in Washington, DC and began her brief comments by stating, “As we bring our education system into the 21st century, it is important we highlight the many types of different schools serving the varied and unique needs of individual students.”  

Of course, there is nothing surprising about these comments or which school DeVos visited, since she has been saying for years that she thinks that charter and private schools would be better for the country.

However, what was more interesting than the fact that Betsy DeVos visited Excel Academy, was who she brought with her. Accompanying the Secretary of…

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