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Trump’s Education Plan—Defund, Devalue and Privatize Our School System
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Trump’s Education Plan—Defund, Devalue and Privatize Our School System

Catherine Brown explains how President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education reinforces an education agenda that targets public schools.

With his selection for education secretary, President-elect Donald Trump made his plans for public education crystal clear — defund, devalue and privatize our school system.

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Education, has devoted her life to plundering the very public schools she could be tasked with supporting. At a time when graduation rates are at all-time highs, dropout rates are at historic lows, and test scores across the country are improving, this new direction could not only stop progress but also reverse it.

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Catherine Brown

Senior Fellow