Betsy DeVos, the U.S. education secretary, said Monday that although President Trump’s administration will put forward plans of a historic expansion of school choice, the ultimate decision will be left with the states, not Washington.
Politico reported that DeVos made the comments during a speech at an Indianapolis summit hosted by the American Federation for Children.
“When it comes to education, no solution, not even ones we like, should be dictated or run from Washington, D.C.,” she said.
DeVos told the Senate Health, Education and Pensions Committee in January that she would be “a strong advocate for great public schools,” but added that “if a school is troubled, or unsafe, or not a good fit for a child … we should support a parent’s right to enroll their child in a high-quality alternative.”
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