Betsy DeVos May Have a Point: Here’s The Unique Case For Rural Charter Schools

Betsy DeVos may have a point: Here’s the unique case for rural charter schools

This article was originally published on The Conversation.

The appointment of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education has brought rural schools into the national conversation in ways never seen before. At her confirmation hearing, DeVos said that guns might have a place in schools in order to protect from “potential grizzlies” in places like Wapiti, Wyoming.

While the comments about grizzly bears and guns were well-publicized, there was considerably less talk about how DeVos’ pro-charter school agenda could play out in rural communities like Wapiti.
As a rural education researcher and a lifelong rural resident, I can attest that rural …

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