Education secretary: School choice opponents have ‘chilled creativity’


Education secretary: School choice opponents have ‘chilled creativity’

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at the Council of the Great City Schools Annual Legislative/Policy Conference in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017.

By Gregory Wallace CNN 
(CNN) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sharply criticized opponents of school choice on Monday, calling them “flat Earthers” who have “chilled creativity” and held American students back.
DeVos provided no details of the administration’s plans to promote school choice, an expansive term that includes expanding access to and promoting less-traditional education options, like charter schools or voucher systems. But she did say states that resist school choice innovations would be …

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