The current freakout on the Betsy De Vos appointment to Secretary of Education hides the central questions that actually need to be addressed: how do we improve the educational outcomes in our society, and in particular for those in poverty? The headwind is strong, what do we do?
The Fordham Institute has some ideas. They pose some interesting questions that may help us assess not only De Vos, but guide us going forward. Wise readers will see several possible connecting points for those on the left: as a start, we may want to start with the career education question and the vital role of our community colleges.