In California alone, the state with the most charter schools, the failure rate for federal grant-awarded charters was 39 percent.
DeVos has been touring the country to promote her plan to hand over billion of dollars in federal tax credits to private schools, religious schools, and homeschooling.
According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, the Texas State Board of Education on Friday issued a preliminary vote to sharply cut back the social studies curriculum in the state.
If there’s anything that’s come out of the Trump era, it’s a galvanization of activism across the country, renewed by enthusiasm, from the women’s march, to the fight of teachers for fair pay.
What’s unfortunate is that public schools -- especially those in poor neighborhoods -- are so chronically underfunded that millionaires and billionaires need to step in to provide the additional money their students need.
Betsy DeVos visited a city with the largest public school system in the U.S. — and only visited private schools.