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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Betsy DeVos compares poor performing U.S. Olympic team to American schools

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 10:21 AM

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The U.S. Olympic team fell short of its expected medal count at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. And since international sports competitions are exactly like public education policy, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos chimed in on Twitter to express her thoughts.

Teachers and others quickly began explaining to DeVos — who had no previous experience teaching or in public schooling before assuming her role — how this comparison is a bit misguided.

DeVos has been controversial from the beginning, with many education groups opposing her nomination and appointment. Known as a champion of school choice, her quest to allow families private school vouchers is long documented and critiqued due to her affiliation and deep-pocketed support of the Christian Reform Church, anti-LGBTQ groups, and pro-choice organizations.

Her role in Michigan's education system has been equally controversial with many reports showing the damage free market policies have done across the state, most notably in Detroit Public Schools

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