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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 05:55 PM

DeVos prioritizes grants for school choice programs. But it wont help all students.

Source: Think Progress

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled a document Thursday outlining her policy priorities, and while it comes as no surprise that she intends to steer more grant funding to school choice programs, it’s unlikely that the programs will be effective.

School choice, or programs that provide alternatives to traditional public schools, has been at the center of DeVos’ national education policy since she was appointed to the Trump administration. Indeed, President Trump’s proposed 2017-2018 budget from earlier this year calls for $1.4 billion to support investments in school choice, including an additional $167 million for the Charter Schools Program and $250 million for a school voucher proposal geared toward private schools — all while proposing $9.2 billion in cuts from other federal education programs.

Mike Petrilli, president of the conservative Thomas B. Fordham Institute, told ThinkProgress that the Education Department’s recent menu of 11 priorities “includes every good idea and every bad idea in education.”

Petrilli lauded school choice programs for empowering parents and stimulating much-needed competition among public, charter, and private schools. But, he added, the priorities are nothing new.

Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/devos-funding-school-choice-9a125a70f8f4/

And as for Mike Petrilli, and his ilk lauding this religious fanatic (Devos), eat me This country use to be NO. 1 in education, now: Petrilli and Devos look where we are at, and its not about school "choice"

This is what we are, not even in the top twenty jerk, and your lauding the fanatic................f**k you


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riversedge Oct 2017 #1

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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:17 PM

1. Slowly but surely, our public schools are being undermined by Trump and Republicans.

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