Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education, was in Washington D.C. and gave a long and informational speech. The speech can be summed up in four words.
COMMON CORE IS DEAD (at least on a Federal level.)
It’s up to the States now. Common Core is indeed nullified on a Federal level. There are no longer government mandated rules that States must follow.
So if a segment in the curriculum like the Islamic Study section, is not deemed important by a State. It can be removed. And if the “new math” modules are deemed to be ineffective, then they can be removed. This is definitely something to cheer about! Parents! Get involved and let your State know what you’d like to see. Change is scary. But this is the good kind! And it’s a HUGE win for the future of our children!
Betsy said Federal Interference does not work. She schools the educators! And agrees with President Trump!
“We saw two presidents from different political parties and philosophies take two different approaches. Federally mandated assessments. Federal money. Federal standards. All originated in Washington, and none solved the problem. Too many of America’s students are still unprepared.”
Betsy is Pro Choice and Voucher Program.
“Choice in education is not when a student picks a different classroom in this building or that building, uses this voucher or that tax-credit scholarship. Choice in education is bigger than that. Those are just mechanisms,”
The title of her speech was phenomenal, it was “Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned.” She spoke at the American Enterprise Institute conference. Below is a video of Betsy delivering her speech. This is a five hour segment. In case it automatically doesn’t start at Betsy’s speech, go to the 4:41:00 minute mark! Betsy speaks for a few minutes and it’s worth listening to her!
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Main Image: Betsy DeVos, education secretary. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA