Betsy DeVos made history by being the first cabinet nominee ever to require a tie-breaking vote from the Vice President. She is certainly a controversial figure and her confirmation to such a position of power deserves proper examination from both sides. But lost in all the political hullabaloo is a serious discussion of the school choice movement and its effects on public education. It’s true that DeVos, as her detractors would point out, is against the public school system as we currently know it. But her stance by no means undermines the legitimacy of public education. On the contrary, school choice will most likely enhance traditional public schools. Continue reading “I Love Public Education, Which is Why I Support Charter Schools”
This summer, charter schools came under a barrage of criticism from organizations like the NAACP, and even HBO comedian, John Oliver.
This is despite the fact that charter schools are highly popular and praised by both parties in the United States —and for good reasons. They help low-income and minority students by offering an alternative in failing school districts. As a result, there is ample evidence that charter schools provide significantly better education than their public counterparts. Continue reading “What the Critics get Wrong on Charter Schools”