Dana Brandt: Great public schools make America great

Newly installed secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, believes at least two factors have contributed to these and other problems in American education: lack of school choice and the failure of top-down policies dictated by Washington.

Across the country, more than 4,300 magnet schools serve almost 3.5 million students each year to teach them STEM and art skills - even how to be a firefighter.

Attorney General Hector Balderas today joined with attorneys general from ten states to send a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Congressional leaders expressing their continued support of recent federal protections for students in higher education and taxpayers. In different parts of the country, public schools are barely scraping by, all at the expense of students' education. Her appointment offers an opportunity for Christians in spreading the word of the Lord.

Many families experience violence, substance abuse and unemployment, and it is unrealistic to think that charter schools are more effective than public schools when faced with such social challenges. Al Franken, which sought her opinion on proficiency versus growth tests. The debate over which one is better is among the hottest education topics of the past three years and led to the replacement of the No Child Left Behind Act with the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015. If opponents fail to have healthy discussions, we stifle growth and intellectual understanding of one another. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the top Democrat on the Senate education committee, when asked if she would commit to the statement, "That you will not work to privatize public schools or cut a single penny from public education". However, he was unable to choose such an appointee, and his present pick will not be an aid in putting his ideas into fruition. Devos, a billionaire Republican, has donated millions to the GOP as well as to various charter and private Christian schools in MI. In fact, the great majority of US education policy and financing is handled at the state and local levels.

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"But the education secretary just does not play a big, federal role in education, it's more of a matter of having the bully pulpit to use", noted Kate Walsh, president of the National Council on Teacher Quality, a reform organization that worked along with the Department of Education and other teacher-education stakeholders for seven years on teacher-preparation guidelines.

Shortly after the election, Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC) - the new Chair of the House Education Committee (and the largest recipient of campaign contributions from both the for-profit college and student loan industries) - said that Congress would "do everything we can to roll back those rules and regulations" put in place by the previous White House. According to Forster, out of 33 studies examining the effects on public schools where private-school options exist, 31 showed an improvement in public schools and one study showed no effect.

That could mean less funding for public schools.

Editor's note: Our terms of service require you to use your real names. The SDUSD board should have respectfully welcomed DeVos, been willing to have an open dialogue, and looked forward to showing her the many and great successes of SDU schools. But the Times reports that she and Sessions are "still disputing the final language". And there's every indication that she and her lackeys would like to do the same thing for something as expensive and complicated and necessary as special education.

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