What Trump is Doing: Public Education
The only real indication we have for what Donald Trump’s agenda on public education will be is his selection of multi-billionaire Besty DeVos as Education Secretary.
DeVos has no previous political, or direct education experience, but her family has donated millions to Republican politicians. She’s best known from her work in Michigan pushing for expansions of charter schools, as well as private school voucher programs. In fact, she has no experience whatsoever with public schools, as neither she nor her children attended a public school.
During her senate hearing, DeVos repeatedly demonstrated that she simply isn’t prepared for the job. DeVos was unable to answer basic education policy questions, came out in favor of guns in schools, and dodged questions about public school funding.
With DeVos as a Education Secretary, we’ll see less emphasis on supporting traditional schools, and greater expansion of private and religious voucher programs.
What's Happening in NC
UPDATE FEB. 21 - NC PRIVATE SCHOOL LINKED TO EMBEZZLEMENT
Fayetteville’s Trinity School is the state’s top recipient of private school vouchers and their athletic director has been accused and arrested for embezzlement. The school has received over $860,000 in taxpayer dollars and has failed to pay nearly $400,000 in taxes.