Even though they managed to make changes to the bill, educators say HB 520 is still bad news for students, public schools.
Issue Charter Schools
The Trump administration is proposing concrete steps to divert $1.4 billion in taxpayer money to private and charter schools.
President Trump and Secretary of Education DeVos used a private school Florida to kick off their campaign to promote the privatization of public schools.
Charter schools need to be held to same rigorous standards as traditional public schools.
“Our elections should be determined by our communities, not outside money from billionaires with a sordid history of failed privatization schemes like Betsy DeVos, the Walton family and Eli Broad.”
The opposition to DeVos has only grown stronger and more persistent as more people learn she is totally unqualified.
Educators have taken the lead in opposing the Trump-DeVos agenda to drain resources from public schools to support vouchers and for-profit charter schools.
More oversight and transparency needed to ensure corporate-style charter schools remain accountable to the students and communities they serve
DeVos has been an outspoken leader on behalf of private school vouchers, unaccountable charter schools, education savings accounts and tax credits nearly three decades.
Betsy DeVos’ support for voucher schemes and for-profit charters signals danger ahead.