This past Tuesday, Betsy DeVos was narrowly confirmed as Secretary of Education.
Critics decry her lack of experience with public schools along with her outspoken interest in using public funds to help pay for private education, while supporters appreciate her efforts at education reform along with her interest in using those same public funds.
So how could the President’s radical choice to direct education policy affect Bay Area school districts? San Francisco schools’ Chief of Staff Jill Hoogendyk, who has directed the district's state and federally funded programs, has an idea.
What do you think about school vouchers — using public funds to help families pay for private or religious schools? Share your thoughts at 415-264-7106.
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