DeVos is dangerous for public education

When Barack Trump’s Secretary of Education pick, Betsy DeVos, endangers public education – a basic democratic right.Obama came into office in 2008, he inherited from the outgoing Bush administration a disastrous education law known as No Child Left Behind. Rather than taking the lessons of the failure of NCLB to heart, the Obama administration added Race to the Top, a grant program that used standardized test scores as a proxy for student achievement, demonized teachers and schools that didn’t meet arbitrary metrics, and incentivized states to expand charter schools.  Read More