The following excerpt is from a speech by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the Brookings Institution on March 29 marking the Brookings Institution’s unveiling of its fifth annual Education Choice and Competition Index, a ranking of school choice in the nation’s 100 largest school districts written by Brookings senior fellow Russ Whitehurst. For more information visit www.brookings.edu/the-education-choice-and-competition-index.
This report focuses on something everyone here knows I’m passionate about: increasing education options for parents and students. It’s something I view as a fundamental right too long denied to too many kids. My views on this were shaped …