Billionaire philanthropist and school-choice advocate Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, is among the incoming administration’s most controversial cabinet picks. DeVos favors a free-market approach to education and has long advocated for charter schools and school voucher programs. While her supporters hope that her appointment will lead to more options for students, others fear it will hurt public schools and weaken charter-school accountability. We discuss what DeVos’ confirmation could mean for schools nationally and here in California.
Trump's Pick for Education Secretary Reopens School Accountability, Voucher Debate
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Ana Tintocalis, education reporter, KQED News
David Plank , executive director, PACE (Policy Analysis for California Education)
Rick Hess, director of education policy studies, American Enterprise Institute
Eric Heins, president, California Teachers Association