Betsy DeVos Is Demolishing Public Education

Betsy DeVos Is Demolishing Public Education
“Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos’s proposed budget for the US Department of Education is a boon for privatization and a disaster for public schools and low-income college students. They want to cut federal spending on education by 13.6 percent. Some programs would be eliminated completely; others would face deep reductions. They want to cut $10.6 billion from existing programs and divert $1.4 billion to charter schools and to vouchers for private and religious schools. This budget reflects Trump and DeVos’s deep hostility to public education and their desire to shrink the Department of Education, with the ultimate goal of getting rid of it entirely.”

— “The Demolition of American Education,” Diane Ravitch, New York Review of Books

More:

“What Trump’s education budget could mean for students in poverty,” Komla Dzigbede and Laura Bronstein, The Conversation

More about DeVos Watch here.

Related:

“DeVos Won’t Answer Whether Federally Funded Schools Can Discriminate,” Matt Shuham, TPM Livewire

“Senate Republicans Reject DeVos’ Proposed Education Cuts,” Emily Wilkins, Roll Call

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