On Long Island, Serious Concern About Public Schools Under DeVos

Malcolm Fuller
January 31, 2017

The fact remains that every neighborhood is unique, every student learns in a different manner, and every teacher teaches in their own distinctive fashion.

California "supports safe-haven schools and sanctuary cities that reflect and embrace the diversity of our students and their families, as well as the rich language and cultural assets they bring to our communities", the resolution says. It is not competitive, it is not the American way, and it does not lead to better education for our students. Sen. She said the DeVos responses were "by far" the most she received on a nominee. According to National Public Radio, almost 80 percent of charter schools in DeVos's home state of MI - where she has worked to introduce charter schools - are run by for-profit companies. After all, good schools and good education could turn our education system to turning poor and dependent children into self-sustaining adults. Pay-to-play has no place in our public schools.

She was the champion of the charter-school law in her home state of MI.

Dave Marcotte, professor in the School of Public Affairs, is available to discuss issues related to education policy, specifically, the determinants of achievement in K-12 education; the importance of cost on attainment in higher education; and interventions to improve STEM education.

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The group marched to Senator Rand Paul's office in Bowling Green, although he was in Washington, D.C. I am the product of a public school system, and so are all four of my children. While we continue to have a national public education problem, in New Jersey we thought success could be achieved by spending more, but we failed.

While Betsy DeVos may well not be "qualified" for the position based on her lack of experience, she could be just what the doctor ordered for the change needed in the bureaucracy we know as public education. I think we should all be coming together to work to strengthen our schools. "She seemed confused about, for instance, the federal law that protects children with disabilities, that has really helped us create an inclusive public education system". Our students deserve a US Secretary of Education who is committed to driving federal policy solutions that ensure all our diverse students can achieve equitable outcomes.

The closest Alexander came to referencing the heated fight over DeVos' nomination was a quip: "since the election things have been a little testy". It is incredible to see such passion about education, which too often gets overlooked for more trivial matters. Senate Democrats, including former Democrat vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, Vermont Sen. The recently signed "Every Student Succeeds Act", which permanently replaced No Child Left Behind, returns more control over education to states and school districts and will require a principled leader moving forward.

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