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Mon Dec 5, 2016, 10:09 AM

Betsy DeVos and the twilight of public education

Stephen Henderson , Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor



In Detroit, parents of school-age children have plenty of choices, thanks to the nationís largest urban network of charter schools.

What remains in short supply is quality.

In Brightmoor, the only high school left is Detroit Community Schools, a charter boasting more than a decade of abysmal test scores and, until recently, a superintendent who earned $130,000 a year despite a dearth of educational experience or credentials.

On the west side, another charter school, Hope Academy, has been serving the community around Grand River and Livernois for 20 years. Its test scores have been among the lowest in the state throughout those two decades; in 2013 the school ranked in the first percentile, the absolute bottom for academic performance. Two years later, its charter was renewed.



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Mon Dec 5, 2016, 12:42 PM

1. That is assuming she is ever confirmed.

 

I am not betting the farm she will be.

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Mon Dec 5, 2016, 12:45 PM

2. If not her, somebody worse

But I suspect she will be confirmed. She's a member of 'the club'

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Mon Dec 5, 2016, 01:10 PM

3. I really hope the Republicans have the backbone

 

to say "no" to people that just aren't qualified. Ben Carson as HUD is another one. He has ZERO experience in housing or urban development. If the Republicans want to be taken seriously in re: appointments in the future, they have to set some standard for whom they approve for Trump (like, I don't, at least a month or so experience in the area they are going to be secretary of).

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Thu Dec 22, 2016, 04:51 PM

5. Welcome to DU, Twistified2000

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