04 May 2017

The Secretary of Education: The Devil is in the Details

AAUP-AFT Local 6075 member, Linda Joy Johnson, writes this article, driving home the points about Betsy DeVos that are bad for education.    Just this last weekend at the AFT Higher Ed conference here in Detroit, Randi Weingarten, president of AFT, said she has started calling DeVos a  #PublicEducationDenier.

"Critics say Michigan’s laissez-faire attitude about charter-school regulation has led to marginal and, in some cases, terrible schools in the state’s poorest communities as part of a system dominated by for-profit operators. Charter-school growth has also weakened the finances and enrollment of traditional public-school districts like Detroit’s, at a time when many communities are still recovering from the economic downturn that hit Michigan’s auto industry particularly hard."  — Politico
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