Education Secretary to Visit Indiana

Ivan Schwartz
September 15, 2017

It's the conclusion of her "Rethink School" tour.

Filter said private schools that accept vouchers often have admissions requirements and only allow high-performing students in, leaving higher-need students and those with special needs behind. Mary's Catholic School and Lincoln Public Schools Science Focus Program. She said protesters also plan Friday to be at DeVos' visit to Kansas City Academy. Goodson said she has no problems with alternatives.

Nebraska Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt said later he was "somewhat reassured" by DeVos's comments. "I think if we really spent our time talking about how we're going to meet individual students' needs, and spent less time talking about systems and buildings, we'd probably have a really constructive conversation about that", she said. "Especially as a student newspaper, I feel that it's really important that we cover and advocate for our student population, which is so diverse".

However, we have to do right for our students and for too many years too many have been left behind. "It's really up to the states and communities to decide what that looks like", DeVos said in answer to a high school journalist's question about whether she would push for charter schools in the state.

"I hope she left with an appreciation for the quality education that can go on in all public schools that do not have to deal with the distractions and funding drains of charter schools and voucher schemes", said Jenni Benson, president of the state teachers union.

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"My favorite part about teaching in a public school is the ability to serve all students". "We are folks who appreciate the benefit that public education has given us". "This is the beginning of the next generation, and if we aren't protecting that, I don't know what we're doing".

Gray said the Department of Education wanted to specifically focus DeVos' visit on those programs.

At the zoo school, she talked with a student who let her pet a lizard while he explained the work he did with them.

He said there's a lot about the public school system to be proud of and doesn't think drastic changes are needed.

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