Betsy DeVos: The Second of Her Two Top Accomplishments This Year

Yesterday this blog explored Betsy DeVos’s greatest accomplishment during her first year as U.S. Secretary of Education. DeVos did not invent school choice, and certainly school privatization had been underway through vouchers and the proliferation of charter schools before she was appointed. Her biggest accomplishment during this year, however, has been to use her position to promote privatization and solidify a narrative that undermines confidence in and support for the public schools her federal department is supposed to oversee.

In her second primary accomplishment: By reducing federal rules and regulations, DeVos has diminished the Education Department’s capacity to protect the rights of students in K-12 public schools and college students with federally backed loans. Cuts to regulations in the Department of Education have been quietly moving forward.

Here are Education Week’s David Bloomfield and Alan Aja commenting on what has happened to rules and regulations in DeVos’s Department this year:

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Yesterday this blog explored Betsy DeVos’s greatest accomplishment during her first year as U.S. Secretary of Education. DeVos did not invent school choice, and certainly school privatization had been underway through vouchers and the proliferation of charter schools before she was appointed. Her biggest accomplishment during this year, however, has been to use her position to promote privatization and solidify a narrative that undermines confidence in and support for the public schools her federal department is supposed to oversee.

In her second primary accomplishment: By reducing federal rules and regulations, DeVos has diminished the Education Department’s capacity to protect the rights of students in K-12 public schools and college students with federally backed loans.  Cuts to regulations in the Department of Education have been quietly moving forward.

Here are Education Week‘s David Bloomfield and Alan Aja commenting on what has happened to rules and regulations in DeVos’s Department this…

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