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Will DeVos Do For Schools What She Did For Flint Water?
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Will DeVos Do For Schools What She Did For Flint Water?

Author Ulrich Boser argues that U.S. secretary of education nominee Betsy DeVos' privatization approach will only lead to disaster in the nation's schools.

There’s little question that billionaire Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed secretary of education, is “public school enemy No. 1.”

One of the biggest donors in the Republican Party, DeVos has spent decades promoting private interests over the public good, paving the way for everything from the Flint water crisis to a singular drop in reading scores in Michigan schools.

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Authors

Ulrich Boser

Senior Fellow