2020-11-19 11:20:25

Public Education Under Biden: Can Betsy DeVos’ Damage Be Undone?


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Miriam Rollin about if Betsy Devos' damage can be undone in a Biden administration.

President-elect Joe Biden will be entering office as the husband of an educator and former public-school teacher. After 4 years of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s policies, how can Biden reverse the legacy of the pro-Trump’s right-wing ideologue?

Schools have been deeply impacted during the coronavirus pandemic and some 1 million children have been infected. Not only has the virus exposed existing inequities in our education system, it has also gutted state funding sources for education. The challenges that Biden faces on education are indeed quite steep.

Miriam Rollin, Director of the Education Civil Rights Alliance convened by National Center for Youth Law

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