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The Associated Press reports that Donald Trump has selected Betsy DeVos to be the next Secretary of of the U.S. Department of Education.


You might also be interested in The Best Articles On What The Trump Presidency Might Mean For Schools.

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.

Why Donald Trump’s Education Pick Would Face Barriers for Vouchers is from The NY Times.

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Has Steered Money From Public Schools is from The New York Times.

Trump terrifies public school advocates with education secretary pick is by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post.

Betsy DeVos and the Wrong Way to Fix Schools is by Douglas Harris, and appeared in The New York Times.


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.

Betsy DeVos Confirmation Hearing Indicates It’s Going To Be A Very Long Four Years For Schools

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 :

Delving Into One of the Questions Betsy DeVos Couldn’t Answer

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.

Betsy DeVos can change education in America without doing a thing is from Vox.

Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie is from The New York Times.

A comprehensive list of what Betsy DeVos can — and can’t — do next is from Vox.

DeVos criticized teachers at D.C. school she visited — and they are not having it is from The Washington Post.

Conservatives keep comparing protests against Trump’s education secretary to segregation is from Vox.

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.

Betsy DeVos Press Release Celebrates Jim Crow Education System as Pioneer of “School Choice” is from Slate.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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