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Fri Dec 18, 2020, 02:53 AM

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos heads for the exits, leaving a legacy of turmoil

WASHINGTON— During her four years in office, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos failed to broaden her appeal beyond the moment she won a wild Senate confirmation fight by the closest of margins. She didn’t even try.

Instead, the billionaire Michigan native and Republican megadonor championed private and charter schools, often trying to funnel federal funding toward them. Her full-throated support outraged Democrats in Congress, riled the nation’s powerful teachers unions and never registered as a major priority for the Trump administration.

In higher education, she resuscitated for-profit colleges and wrote sweeping regulations on campus sexual assault to give more weight to the accused, generating an onslaught of criticism.

When COVID-19 upended education as never before, DeVos pushed overwhelmed local leaders to physically reopen their schools and attempted to use emergency funds to aid private education.

Read more: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2020/12/17/education-secretary-betsy-devos-heads-for-the-exits-leaving-a-legacy-of-turmoil/

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Fri Dec 18, 2020, 04:27 AM

1. There is nowhere for this department to go but up....she was a disgrace!

I wonder how much good staff remain? Any that survived must have been deeply frustrated these four years of bad leadership and misguided policies.

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Fri Dec 18, 2020, 07:17 AM

2. Hey she hung around for 4 years

There's the evidence of being truly despicable.

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