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Should tax money pay for private schools? Readers respond: Letters

Should tax money pay for private schools? Readers respond: Letters

Betsy DeVos begins her tenure as USA education secretary with the dubious distinction of being the only Cabinet member in history to need the tie-breaking vote of the vice president to win Senate confirmation.

Additionally, Vice President Mike Pence had to cast the tie-breaking vote, which has never happened for a Cabinet secretary position before.

DiSessa is hoping "more elbow room" will allow his department to realize a new plan to become a "top-ten state" in education.

Charter schools, indeed, can be a good alternative to public schools that are failing - and big cities are full of them.

DeVos, who has vowed to improve public schools, also emphasized finding ways to expand school choices for families.

The Department of Education's first tweet about WEB Du Bois. The Navajo Nation has participated in how education policy ought to be formulated around this central argument.

During an attempted school visit to the Jefferson Academy in Washington, D.C., last Friday, DeVos was met by a small group of protesters who blocked her from entering the school.

Last Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Education Secretary.

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Those resources belong to the public-school sector and should be used to support public education and its teachers.

However, the notion of creating a federal school-choice tax credit appears to be gaining steam - and it has California's top education officials anxious.

After seeming to imply abolitionist hero Frederick Douglas was still alive earlier this month, the administration's struggle in smoothly recognizing the contributions of African-Americans continued Sunday, with an embarrassing flub on the part of the Department of Education's Twitter account.

We think DeVos is the ideal person to approach the department in a way that will shrink the education department's footprint and untie some of the strings attached to the federal dollars that make up roughly 10 percent of states' school budgets. "We must now double our efforts to illustrate that education is important to us".

They also criticized Donald Trump for not being an "advocate for disability rights [who] famously mocked the physical disability of a New York Times reporter who asked him a question at a news conference" during his presidential campaign.

"There isn't a lot that limits us from doing what they want for their kids", he said. "I think we can keep a locally relevant curriculum, which is sort of the "how, ' and still teach the Common Core, which is the 'what" in this equation". "But she's the secretary now and I'm eager to work with her".

Any school administrator will tell of the hours wasted complying with federal paperwork.

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