Skip to comments.Trump nominates conservative activist Betsy DeVos as education secretary
Posted on 11/23/2016 10:20:12 AM PST by hotsteppa
BREAKING NEWS: President-elect Donald Trump has named Betsy DeVos, a conservative activist and billionaire philanthropist who has pushed forcefully for private school voucher programs nationwide, as his nominee for education secretary, according to a person close to DeVos.
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Doesn’t Betty De Vos support COMMON CORE?
Teachers unions will not like this.
Yes, apparently she supports common core.
DeVos, 58, is a champion of school choice and charter schools.
That’s the Amway...
Strong conservative- supporter of Charter Schools
Breitbart excerpt....appears she’s a supporter of Common Core.
Shane Vander Hart, however, writes at Truth in American Education that Molly Hensley-Clanceys report at Buzzfeed that DeVos is an opponent of Common Core is less than accurate.
Yes she is very much part of the Republican education establishment, but where Hensley-Clancey got the idea that she proclaimed herself an opponent of the Common Core education initiative is beyond me, Vander Hart writes. Betsy DeVos through the Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) and Michigan Freedom Fund tried to influence Michigans Republican primaries.
Karen Braun who heads up Stop Common Core in Michigan wrote:
GLEP is a strong supporter of the Common Core and its continued implementation in Michigan. They are part of the Michigan Coalition for High Student Standards which opposes SB 826 to Repeal and Replace Common Core, science, social studies, and aligned assessments with pre-common core Massachusetts standards. Stop Common Core in Michigan believes there is a high correlation between candidates who accept the GLEP endorsement and their future votes on legislation.
GLEP claims NOT to have a litmus test on Common Core. This allows candidates to say they are against common core and still gain the endorsement of GLEP. But DeVos is a champion for school choice while at the same time continuing the implementation of common national standards. The DeVos definition of school choice is the freedom to choose which common core school will track your child from cradle-to-career (P20). All Michigan charters must use common national standards. Thats NOT true choice.
Like Bill Gates, Betsy DeVos has some money and has some things shed like to see different. Like all good investors, DeVos likely expects a return on her investment. And if you dont play the game under their rules and vote the way you want her to vote, you may find yourself challenged the next time you run for office.
can you give a little insight as to why?
if the (radical) leaders of the teachers unions start screaming bloody murder, i will like this pick :-)
Explain why she was for common core
Is she from the DeVos family who started Amway? If so, she’s good people. One of the male DeVoses was involved in Conservative Christian and Patriotic activities around the Country. Friends of Jerry Falwell, Sr., etc.
Trump must have his reasons, and I hope he explains them. Common Core is the worst gobblygook to hit the educational system.
Foundation for Excellence in Education DeVos is a member of the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE), whose stated goal is to "build an American education system that equips every child to achieve his or her God-given potential." Its vision is: "An education system that maximizes every student's potential for learning and prepares all students for success in the 21st century." And its "guiding principles" are that "All children can learn," that "All children should learn at least a year's worth of knowledge in a year's time", and that "All children will achieve when education is organized around the singular goal of student success."
American Federation for Children DeVos is Chair of the American Federation for Children (AFC), which describes itself as "a leading national advocacy organization promoting school choice, with a specific focus on advocating for school vouchers and scholarship tax credit programs." It is affiliated with the Alliance for School Choice. Launched in 2010, it operates regional offices across the country. According to one source, it "has racked up a series of successes by spending almost no money nationally, concentrating instead on the states, where media campaigns are cheaper and more manageable, and disclosure requirements are often far less stringent....For example, the federation has provided grants to the School Choice Indiana Network, Boast Alliance Maryland, and Partners for Educational Freedom in North Carolina." Among its successes are a Georgia law "reinstating a commission that authorized charter schools," a Florida committee whose attacks on Democratic attorney general candidate Dan Gelber resulted in his election loss, legislation in Virginia "calling for scholarship tax credits," and legislation in Wisconsin that created "a voucher program for children with special needs." Affiliated with the AFC, and also headed by DeVos, is the American Federation for Children Action Fund, which has accepted donations from Walmart heirs Alice Walton and Jim Walton, among many others.ipedia:
She’s a strong and longtime advocate for School Vouchers and Charter Schools.
Its time the books be re-written and a conservative common core be administerd across the country.... Shove it down there throughts
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