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December 19, 2016

Beyond Vouchers: How Trump Could Boost Private School Choice

Getting vouchers through Congress might be a very tough sell, but there are a few approaches Washington could take to expand private school choice in some fashion.

December 15, 2016

Former Bush Staffers Helping Out With Trump's Education Transition

Folks in edu-Washington who have worked for either former President George W. Bush, or former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, are volunteering Trump's education team.

December 15, 2016

How Could Betsy DeVos Use ESSA to Champion School Choice?

ESSA includes provisions that President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary could use to promote public school choice, such as virtual learning, and charter schools.

December 14, 2016

Betsy DeVos-Led Group Should Pay $5.3 Million Campaign Fine, Dem. Senators Say

In a Dec. 12 letter, the five Democrats single out All Children Matter, the PAC founded and previously led by DeVos, for not paying the outstanding 2008 fine in Ohio.

December 14, 2016

Who Is Part of Ed. Sec. Nominee Betsy DeVos' Policy Circle?

In filling agency posts, DeVos could tap people she knows and has worked with in Michigan advocacy and political circles, including at the American Federation for Children.

December 12, 2016

Civil Rights Groups Blast Betsy DeVos' 'Lack of Respect' for Student Diversity

How Trump and DeVos (if she is confirmed by the Senate) will handle civil rights issues at the Education Department has been one of the major questions surrounding her.

December 12, 2016

Would Donald Trump's Giant Voucher Proposal Work For Rural Students?

School choice isn't easy to do in the rural states and communities that played such a large part in the President-elect's Electoral College victory.

December 11, 2016

Trump, DeVos Call for Ending Common Core at Michigan Rally

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for U.S. Secretary of Education, doubled down on her promise to localize education, boost choice and "end" the common-core standards.

December 08, 2016

Trump's Ed. Sec. Pick Betsy DeVos and School Choice in Michigan: a Timeline

Betsy DeVos, who Donald Trump has picked to lead the U.S. Department Education, has a long and controversial record of advocating for school choice nationally, but especially in her home state of Michigan.

December 06, 2016

DeVos Would Be First Ed. Sec. Who Hasn't Been a Public School Parent or Student

DeVos would be the first person to lead the department in its more than 35-year history who hasn't been either attended public schools or sent her own children to them. Does that matter? It depends on who you ask.

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