The Associated Press reports that Donald Trump has selected Betsy DeVos to be the next Secretary of of the U.S. Department of Education.
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Here are resources to learn more about her, and I’ll be adding more as they become available:
Betsy DeVos: Five Things to Know About Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary is from Education Week.
What a Betsy DeVos appointment would tell us about Trump’s education plans is from Chalkbeat.
Interview with Betsy DeVos, the Reformer is from The Philanthropy Roundtable.
Trump picks Betsy DeVos for education secretary post is from The Detroit News.
Trump picks billionaire Betsy DeVos, school voucher advocate, as Education Secretary is from The Washington Post.
— Joy (@Joy_Resmovits) November 23, 2016
My first stab at what we can expect from Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy De Vos: vouchers, for-profit schools https://t.co/V5dy2Bmr03
— Dana Goldstein (@DanaGoldstein) November 23, 2016
Many of you are asking about Common Core. To clarify, I am not a supporter—period. Read my full stance, here: https://t.co/qB2nAXvX0B
— Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVos) November 23, 2016
Our next US Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos (and her children), have never attended public school.
— Adam Smith (@AdamSmith_usa) November 23, 2016
— NPR’s Education Team (@npr_ed) November 23, 2016
— Politics K-12 (@PoliticsK12) November 23, 2016
Donald Trump’s education secretary pick shows school vouchers are at the top of his agenda: https://t.co/RjCy5wPeBL
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) November 23, 2016
Why Donald Trump’s Education Pick Would Face Barriers for Vouchers is from The NY Times.
My take: Betsy DeVos could be a historic departure from the bipartisan Ed reform consensus. https://t.co/zJulrwMqGy
— Elizabeth Green (@elizwgreen) November 24, 2016
— Jane Mayer (@JaneMayerNYer) November 24, 2016
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Has Steered Money From Public Schools is from The New York Times.
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, is a billionaire with deep ties to the Christian Reformed community https://t.co/7aJnuM4TtE
— emma brown (@emmersbrown) November 23, 2016
Trump terrifies public school advocates with education secretary pick is by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post.
DeVos will obviously bring strong views to the Education Department. Here’s hoping she’s open to evidence, too. https://t.co/yHLpcxYFuy
— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) November 24, 2016
— The Hill (@thehill) November 24, 2016
Betsy DeVos and the Wrong Way to Fix Schools is by Douglas Harris, and appeared in The New York Times.
— Josh Starr (@JoshuaPStarr) November 27, 2016
Betsy DeVos and God’s Plan for Schools is from The New York Times.
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Plays Hardball With Her Wealth is from The New York Times.
As just about everybody knows, Betsy Devos’ confirmation hearing was a disaster. One of the many issues that arose was her not understanding the difference between “growth” and “proficiency.” Here are some related articles :
Proficiency or Growth? An Exploration of Two Approaches for Writing Student Learning Targets is from The American Institutes For Research.
When Proficient Isn’t Good is from Usable Knowledge.
The Trump War on Public Schools appeared in The New York Times. Here’s an excerpt:
Betsy DeVos, Pick for Secretary of Education, Is the Most Jeered is from The NY Times.
Why Betsy DeVos is Riling up Education Advocates is from NBC News.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Has Already Affected Public Education is from The Atlantic.
Reaction To DeVos Vote Is Swift, And Divided is from NPR.
The Betsy DeVos Confirmation Debacle is from The New Yorker.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) February 8, 2017
Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie is from The New York Times.
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) February 7, 2017
DeVos criticized teachers at D.C. school she visited — and they are not having it is from The Washington Post.
Education Secretary DeVos made some inaccurate comments about Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Here are articles about it:
Ms. DeVos’s Fake History About School Choice is a NY Times Editorial.
DeVos called HBCUs ‘pioneers’ of ‘school choice.’ It didn’t go over well. is from The Washington Post.
After Backlash, DeVos Backpedals on Remarks on Historically Black Colleges is from The New York Times.