Betsy DeVos

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I think there is certainly going to be a lot of discussion back and forth as we go through this process.feedback
NEW Mar 29 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Betsy DeVos is associated, including America and Wyoming. Most recently, Betsy DeVos has been quoted saying: “I don't know. It's too early to say that. I think it's a fine balance to strike. I think the first and most important measure of accountability to the public is to the parents in general, right? The fact that parents choose a school for their child. I think we have to take a step back as a federal government and resist the notion that we are going to be able to manage this all from a top-down approach.” in the article Outcomes at U.S. schools are so bad, they probably can’t get much worse. An other article where Betsy DeVos has been quoted is Betsy DeVos Calls for More School Choice, Saying Money Isn’t the Answer.
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This is an issue best solved at the state and local level. Schools, communities and families can find – and in many cases have found – solutions that protect all students.feedback

I respect peaceful protest, and I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education. No school door in America will be blocked from those seeking to help our nation's school children.feedback

I am committed to working with everyone and anyone – from every corner of the country, from every walk of life, from every background and with those who supported my nomination and those who did not – to protect, strengthen and create new world-class education opportunities for America's students.feedback

I wasn't just voting for you. Having seen your devotion to improving the quality of education for some of our most vulnerable children across the nation for so many years, I was also casting a vote for America's children. Partnering with students, parents, educators, state and local leaders, Congress and all stakeholders, we will improve education options and outcomes across America.feedback

I fully embrace equality, and I believe in the innate value of every single human being and that all students, no matter their age, should be able to attend a school and feel safe and be free of discrimination. I appreciate the Senate's diligence & am honored to serve as @usedgov Secretary. Let's improve options & outcomes for all US students.feedback

Every child deserves to attend school in a safe, supportive environment where they can learn, thrive, and grow.feedback

I look forward, if confirmed, to working with you to talk about how we address the needs of all parents and all students. We acknowledge today that not all schools are working for the students that are assigned to them, and I'm hopeful that we can work together to find common ground and ways that we can solve those issues and empower parents to make choices on behalf of their children that are right for them.feedback

As a matter of fact I do think that there would be that possibility. I have worked very hard on behalf of parents and children for the last almost 30 years.feedback

Where conflicts are identified, they will be resolved. I will not be conflicted. Period.feedback

I think we also have to consider the fact that there is nothing in life that is truly free. Somebody is going to pay for it.feedback

But, if a school is troubled, or unsafe, or not a good fit for a child – perhaps they have a special need that is going unmet – we should support a parent's right to enroll their child in a high-quality alternative.feedback

Where conflicts are identified, they will be resolved. I will not be conflicted. Period. I commit that to you all.feedback

I look forward, if confirmed, to talking about how we address the needs of all parents and all students.feedback

The answer isn't bigger government. The answer is local control. It's listening to parents, and it's giving more choices.feedback

We know that millions of children, mostly low-income and minority children, remain trapped in K-12 schools that are not meeting their needs. We applaud the Trump campaign's focus on school choice and laying out common-sense proposals to help all children access a quality education.feedback

President-elect Trump and I know it won't be Washington, D.C. that unlocks our nation's potential, nor a bigger bureaucracy, tougher mandates or a federal agency. The answer is local control and listening to parents, students and teachers.feedback

Parents should be empowered to choose the learning environment that's best for their individual children.feedback

I have decided . to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence. Now I simply concede the point. They are right. We do expect something in return.feedback

A lot of the things he has said are very off-putting and concerning.feedback

Together, we can work to make transformational change that ensures every student in America has the opportunity to fulfill his or her highest potential.feedback

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