On Monday, a day before National Teacher Day, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said teachers should protest their pay and school conditions on “adult time,” so as not to hurt children.
As long as DeVos cares more about the billion-dollar charter school industry than about students’ access to quality education overall, the more the issue is likely to draw criticism. If she doesn’t want all the attention, a good look at her own policies is in order.
However, DeVos, one of the longest-serving members of the Trump administration, hinted that she may not continue to serve as the secretary of education should Trump be re-elected in 2020.
“I’m not sure my husband would be OK with that,” DeVos said.
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