Tag: secretary of education

Secretary DeVos’ Statements on Accountability Reason for Concern

Recently, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos raised some concerns with some surprising comments about her views on annual state testing. In an interview with a Florida television station Secretary DeVos said, “Testing is an important part of the equation, but I think it’s really a matter for the states to wrestle with, to decide...

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Statement on the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

WASHINGTON (February 7, 2017) – In response to today’s Senate vote confirming Betsy DeVos as the new U.S. Secretary of Education, Collaborative for Student Success Executive Director Jim Cowen has issued the following statement: “We are encouraged to hear Secretary DeVos has pledged to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as written by Congress,...

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What Questions Should Be Asked at DeVos Confirmation Hearings?

What questions should lawmakers ask U.S. Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos during her confirmation hearing this week? Joy Pullmann says lawmakers should ask what she will do to repeal high, comparable education standards. In her piece in the Federalist, Pullman claims that a rigorous, consistent baseline of student expectations is effectively “an academically mediocre K-12 testing blueprint.” President-elect...

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