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DeVos opposed undoing transgender protections

DeVos opposed undoing transgender protections

Many educators, parents and politicians believe that DeVos is heading in the opposite direction if she intends to place her attention on charter and private schools in an attempt to give more people the opportunity to send their kids somewhere other than a public school.

I am writing in rebuttal to the letter, "DeVos is unqualified to be education chief", from a retired middle school teacher and current teacher at the University at Buffalo. The modest, positive competitive effect on public school achievement replicates findings from jurisdictions like Florida, Louisiana, and Milwaukee, findings that also offered evidence that voucher competition improved public school outcomes.

"I want to return power in education back to where it belongs, with parents, communities, and states", she said, reiterating a return to state control which she had previously suggested.

But her job, DeVos added, "isn't to win a popularity contest with the media or the education establishment here in Washington".

The official announcement was due Wednesday (22 February) but had not happened as of early evening because there are reportedly disputes over final language.

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Greg McNeilly, a fellow Republican operative in MI, said DeVos was the first person to text congratulations after his marriage to his husband in 2014, and she offered a testament of support when the couple filed adoption paperwork in 2015. But what does DeVos' confirmation mean for the future of education? Combined with the vested interests opposed to education reform, vociferous opposition to DeVos was understandable, but a failure for Democrats to serve their base by prioritizing opposition to the biggest dangers to their platform. After all, more than half of America's students now qualify for free and reduced-price meals, a common marker of poverty, and schools will be stretched to meet their needs both inside and outside the classroom. Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Al Franken. DeVos said she had no experience in applying for or distributing multimillion dollar loans. This is unsettling to female college students in particular, who are a part of the 69 percent of all college students that receive federal loans to pay for tuition every year.

Sam Malekan, a third-year history student and co-director of student services for the Financial Support Commission at UCLA, said he is concerned about having a Secretary of Education who has never applied for financial support herself.

School of Education Dean Dr. Carlos Martinez is taking a more neutral approach to DeVos' confirmation. The order must come from the Justice and Education Departments. "Schools must ensure that transgender students, like all students, are able to learn in a safe environment".

So, it appears that, in ultimately OK-ing the reversal of President Obama's 2016 order for schools to treat trans students equally in restrooms, locker rooms, and otherwise, DeVos changed her stance on bathroom protections in schools - publicly, that is.

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