President-elect Trump described his choice for Secretary of Education in a Nov. 23 tweet as a “passionate education advocate,” who will “break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver world-class education and school choice to all families.” Tweeting her reply, Betsy DeVos vowed to work with Trump “on his vision to make American education great again.”
Will tweets follow, identifying those years of greatness, together with the plan to return to them? Don’t hold your breath.
Over the last half century eight presidents (four Democrats, four Republicans) recognized the shortcomings of American education. [Read more…]