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Fixing Broken Education System by Giving Students More Choice—Department of Education Sec Betsy DeVos

2019-07-18 13:20
The Trump Administration has been pushing deregulation in government, but what does this mean for the Department of Education? We know that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is a perennial advocate for charter schools and school choice—but what is her strategy for college and higher education, especially in the context of the booming jobs market? And American students have been doing poorly relative to students abroad; what innovation is she championing to improve this? This is American Thought Leaders, and I’m Jan Jekielek. Today, we sit down with Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. We discuss her guiding philosophy of “Education Freedom,” what steps she and her department have taken to promote and implement it, and her responses to some of the critiques leveled against her. Notably, she outlines her plan to empower all Americans, not just the wealthy, to be able to choose the right schools for their children. Links to the Department of Education “My Student Aid” app for iOS and Android: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mystudentaid/id1414539145 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fsa.mystudentaid&hl=en_US