Betsy DeVos, US Secretary of Education under Trump, says COVID exposed the failure of the public school system. She talks about what she did and what can be done, homeschools and microschools, and customizing a student’s education. We are doing that with Alexander through a charter school/homeschool.
DeVos affirms subsidiarity. Because the USA is not in the top ten in any area of education and teachers cannot be fired in the public school system, she says that top-down does not work. Empowered parents do. She believes in testing, as I do, not seat time, which is an antiquated model, and transparency in what is taught.
Finally, she says that colleges have problems with free speech and discusses if college is worth it or other choices need to be available, including the role of employers and apprenticeships.
DeVos also discusses Title IX: false sexual misconduct allegations against teachers and boys, biological men competing against women in sports, and pronoun investigations. I can speak to what I have seen as a substitute and patrol officer.
She exposes the fact there are even racial quotas on discipline.
Conservatives are today’s educational innovators.
The left is dead.