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2019 - Current Administration
The United States has devoted itself to a comprehensive system of public schools, locally controlled and funded by public resources. But the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos seeks to replace our public education system with one in which public funds are used to subsidize whatever “choice” a parent makes for his or her child. DeVos has pushed to privatize public education by shifting money from Title I—a program that gives additional funds to the country’s poorest school districts—to private-school choice and charter schools, which are often privately managed and not held accountable to taxpayers.