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DeVos Delivers Tough Love to Charter School Advocates

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday delivered a gut check to thousands of charter schools advocates gathered in Washington, D.C., reminding them that when it comes to school choice they are not the only player.

“Charters’ success should be celebrated, but it’s equally important not to, quote, ‘become the man,’ Devos said at the annual conference of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

“There is no one right way to help kids learn, and just because a school educates children differently than you might propose to does not make them the enemy,” she said, making a veiled reference to the growing fracture in the school choice community largely driven by the Trump administration’s education agenda, which includes both public and private school choice.