During a January 18 Senate confirmation hearing, Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, took a battery of questions related to her views on gun control, disability laws, and performance standards.
But perhaps no two topics have surrounded the newly-confirmed education secretary more this past election season than vouchers and charter schools. DeVos has expressed support for both as alternatives to traditional public school.
Now that DeVos is confirmed, the concepts will likely stick around for much of the new president’s term(s). To help demystify them, here’s what vouchers and charter schools actually do — and why some read more >>>