Betsy DeVos says she supports ‘any great school,’ public included

Jan 18, 2017 by

WASHINGTON – Betsy DeVos, a Michigan advocate for school choice and vouchers and President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, vowed Tuesday to protect any schools – public, private or otherwise – as long as they are working for students and parents and serving their needs.

Facing Democrats who questioned DeVos’ support of school choice and what it may mean for public schools, DeVos said she supports “any great school” – including public schools and those beyond what “the (public school) system thinks is best for kids, to what moms and dads want, expect and deserve.”

“Not all schools are working for the students that are assigned to them. I’m hoping we can work together to find common ground,” DeVos said, rebuffing a request by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., that she vow not to propose funding cuts for any public schools.

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