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DeVos: ‘One-Size-Fits-All Approach’ to Education Won’t Do

DeVos: ‘One-Size-Fits-All Approach’ to Education Won’t DoStudents and teachers both suffer from a "one-size-fits-all approach" to education, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Friday.DeVos joined National Review's Jay Nordlinger at the National Review Institute 2019 Ideas Summit to discuss the Trump administration's progress on school choice, an issue the secretary has made her top priority."What I really want to see is that every child have a great opportunity, an equal opportunity to get a great education in K–12," DeVos said. "Far too many kids are achieving at not the levels that they could, that they're stuck in schools that don't work for them."Last month, the Education Department proposed $ 5 billion a year in federal tax credits for scholarships to private schools as well as apprenticeship and other educational programs. DeVos said the plan would not siphon money from the public-school system, which is a concern raised by critics of school choice, who worry that public schools in poor areas where students do not have the opportunity to choose another school could be crippled financially."For over 100 years we've been doing school essentially the same," DeVos said, adding that she believes there is "growing momentum" for her policies. "We need a lot more education freedom."DeVos added that part of her goal is to address the federal government's "outsized role" in childhood education and "empower states in the way that was originally intended.""I'm very much in favor of shrinking the federal role in education," she said, emphasizing that education "needs to go down to the most local level . . . the parent."As far as teachers go, DeVos said that the current top-down education system denies teachers the "autonomy and flexibility" to "be their best.""The teaching profession has become very de-professionalized over the years," she said, because teachers "don't feel respected" when they aren't allowed autonomy to decide how to teach their students.Despite the flaws DeVos still hopes to address in the education system, she said she feels "optimistic" when she meets young students and sees the "excitement in their eyes" about the future.



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Betsy DeVos wants to cut Special Olympics funds and people are outraged: What we know now

Betsy DeVos wants to cut Special Olympics funds and people are outraged: What we know nowEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos' proposal to eliminate federal funding for Special Olympics has drawn strong reaction on Capitol Hill and beyond.



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After losing court battle, DeVos to cancel $150 million in student loan debt

After losing court battle, DeVos to cancel $  150 million in student loan debtDeVos proposed restricting "borrower defense" claims filed by former students whose schools closed or made false promises, but has to carry out regulations after court rulings sided with students.



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DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rulesEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday proposed a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle sexual misconduct complaints, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment and narrowing which cases schools would be required to investigate.



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Betsy DeVos proposes new sexual assault reporting rules for US campuses that ‘could help shield rapists’

Betsy DeVos proposes new sexual assault reporting rules for US campuses that ‘could help shield rapists’Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed a major change in the way American universities deal with campus sexual assault and harassment allegations in a move rights groups say could harm survivors. Ms DeVos has wants to add protections for those accused and limit situations in which schools would be required by law to investigate complaints brought forward by alleged victims, changes she said will treat both sides fairly. The requirements for investigation include only incidents which occurred on the universities’ campuses or property under the school’s authority and in those cases, only if the incident is reported to certain officials.



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DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rules

DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rulesThe Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department on Friday.



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Betsy DeVos Says School Safety Commission Won't Look At Role Of Guns In School Shootings

Betsy DeVos Says School Safety Commission Won't Look At Role Of Guns In School ShootingsTestifying before the Senate appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday, Education



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Betsy DeVos Stirs Uproar By Saying Schools Can Call ICE On Undocumented Kids

Betsy DeVos Stirs Uproar By Saying Schools Can Call ICE On Undocumented KidsEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos provoked an outcry Tuesday when she said



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DeVos joins debate on racial inequities in school discipline

DeVos joins debate on racial inequities in school disciplineWASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday entered a heated national debate on racial disparities in school discipline, meeting with educators as a government watchdog said in a report that African-American students continue to be punished more often than their peers.



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Betsy DeVos Mulls The Fate Of Guidance Designed To Reduce Racial Bias In Schools

Betsy DeVos Mulls The Fate Of Guidance Designed To Reduce Racial Bias In SchoolsEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos met with a group of civil rights leaders,



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