Betsy DeVos wants to divert tax dollars to private, charter and

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Court House - Betsy DeVos wants to divert tax dollars to private, charter and for-profit schools. Think about this in the context of our own communities. I bet there is a sixth-grade girl or boy out there right now who can't wait to be part of the local high school sports team, or to take part in the rich traditions afforded by student government, band, theater or many other activities. The education of children happens both inside and outside the classroom. Often an avocation turns into a vocation. Thank goodness the state Board of Education just rejected hiring uncertified staff in public charter schools.

Moderator's Note: 
According to a New York Times article Nov. 23, 2016, " It is hard to find anyone more passionate about the idea of steering public dollars away from traditional public schools than Betsy DeVos ... For nearly 30 years, as a philanthropist, activist and Republican fund-raiser, she has pushed to give families taxpayer money in the form of vouchers to attend private and parochial schools, pressed to expand publicly funded but privately run charter schools, and tried to strip teacher unions of their influence." An article Feb. 1 confirms, "In a rare rejection of a Gov. Chris Christie proposal, the state Board of Education on Wednesday shot down his controversial plan to experiment with lower certification standards for charter school teachers and principals."
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