DeVos hasn't responded to the Murray-Cantwell letter, which asked for "a detailed plan for restoring the information previously available" and particularly information about citizens rights under the disability act. For those who worry about DeVos' ability to radically change education, keep in mind that her power is limited.
That's interesting because the schools have had a higher profile lately due to the confirmation of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos-whose longtime support for virtual schools was aggressively questioned during a contentious confirmation process-and several recentreports on the sector, including an investigation by Education Week. They act to give their children the opportunity of the best education possible.
Using your child as an act of protest is a different goal altogether.
Chris Powell: Public education in state really isn't public at all
Chicago has closed dozens of public schools in poor and minority neighborhoods, outsourcing those children to charter chains. The real objection to DeVos has been her advocacy of school choice - that is, giving public schools some competition from charter schools and private schools.
But the nation as a whole, as well as local governmental entities, does a much better job of meeting public needs than Republicans are willing to admit. As Paul Hill, a professor at the University of Washington explained in an interview with NPR, "what they're trying to do is to create options for students who've been in public schools and haven't done well". To divert money from our schools is to end the very things that make a school a home away from home.
We've seen it here as well: previous year, the public education bureaucracy rose up to oppose, and ultimately kill, a constitutional amendment that would've given the state of Georgia more power to rescue kids from certifiably chronically failing schools.
The Michigan billionaire was confirmed in the Senate in a 51-50 decision, the win decided by a tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. McCoy's cartoon uses the same imagery to show DeVos being escorted inside a school under heavy guard.
Indeed, the educational reform that is on the verge of being carried out by the new United States government, an administration that has announced absolutely incorrect policies in other areas but whose education policy is worthy of consideration, finds similarities with the revolution in education carried out in Sweden during the last 20 years.
Only a handful of bills have been introduced in statehouses so far this year dealing with a small but controversial segment of the charter school sector: full-time online charter schools.
The Miami Dolphins are no different, and on Thursday they released a slew of fairly big-name guys in order to free up cap space. The Dolphins also didn't really miss much of a beat in the regular season when Matt Moore took over for an injured Tannehill.
Officials warned the main and emergency spillways could both fail, sending a risky 30-foot wall of water into communities below. Governor Jerry Brown has sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting further federal aid for the Oroville Dam emergency.
The focus of the talks in Astana is a partial cease-fire that went into effect at the end of December. The Syrian government said on February 13 it was ready to agree on prisoner swaps with rebel groups.
Cannon said he went to the hospital afterward and was diagnosed with an acute head injury and possible concussion . More: Did Selena Gomez just tease new music? He says Justin's crew also got involved in the ruckus.
Benjamin McDowell was arrested in Myrtle Beach and had told the undercover agent he planned an attack in homage to Dylann Roof. Several days after the threat, McDowell posted on Facebook again, saying fellow white supremacists were all talk and no action.
On the campaign trail, Trump promised tax cuts, higher spending on defense and infrastructure and regulatory reform. The Nikkei .N225 slipped 0.7 percent as Toshiba shed more than 8 percent under the weight of sell orders.
The Final Challengers is one of the games that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch , which will be launched globally on March 3. Fans of the series can view over 250 pages of artwork including character sketches, background art, and more .
Ice Cube (in 21 Jump Street snarling mode) plays a history teacher driven to fire-axe hysterics by the apathy around him. They're gonna have to fight it out after school, a task for which Andy is woefully unequipped.
With the record, India seems to be on the path to become a major player in the multi-billion dollar outer space market. It's time for a grand celebration for the scientists and all the members of ISRO along with the citizens of India.
Other key collaborators are McGill University, the University of Alberta, the College of Charleston, and New York University. Twenty-two years ago, researchers first reported that adolescents with autism spectrum disorder had increased brain volume.
ACLU Comment on ICE Arrest of Domestic Abuse Victim
For these people and countless others, we have to take a stand to ensure that what happened in El Paso doesn't happen again. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents detain an immigrant on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Snap sets IPO valuation at up to $22 billion
Owners of class B stock are entitled to one vote per share, which can be converted into a share of class A stock. The class C stock represents 88.5% of the voting power of the outstanding capital stock after the IPO.
Days Later, Knicks Lift Charles Oakley's Lifetime Ban
Just throw that out there. "Hopefully one day very soon it's 'Charles Oakley Day.' I do think his number should be retired". Oakley was ejected from Madison Square Garden during a game February 8 after a physical altercation with security guards.
Suspect Arrested In Death Of N. Korean Dictator's Half-Brother
The half-brother of North Korea's leader was killed in Kuala Lumpur airport as he was on his way to China, it has been reported . Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of late leader Kim Jong Il, had spoken out publicly against his family's control of North Korea.
When Is WWE WrestleMania 33? Date, Location & Start Time
Out of the three women's matches that took place this Sunday, Mickie James and Becky Lynch put on the best in-ring performance. And let's be honest: That sounds like a pretty good match, though probably one that will wind up fourth or fifth on the card.
European Union approves trade deal with Canada
A part of the group of the Social Democrats, the Greens, the far-left and Eurosceptic formations were against the agreement. It should however be clear that in case of an global agreement by 2023, the European Union measures are to be repealed.