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Betsy DeVos statement on historically black colleges and universities

ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 62,084 Senior Member
edited February 28 in Parents Forum
https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/statement-secretary-education-betsy-devos-following-listening-session-historically-black-college-and-university-leaders
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Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have done this since their founding. They started from the fact that there were too many students in America who did not have equal access to education. They saw that the system wasn't working, that there was an absence of opportunity, so they took it upon themselves to provide the solution.

HBCUs are real pioneers when it comes to school choice. They are living proof that when more options are provided to students, they are afforded greater access and greater quality. Their success has shown that more options help students flourish.

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Statement and criticism of it are making their way around the news.
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Replies to: Betsy DeVos statement on historically black colleges and universities

  • HRSMomHRSMom Registered User Posts: 4,188 Senior Member
    edited February 28
    I don't see the issue as long as they provide sufficient funding. Often local IS better. But not if there is no $ to pay for it.

    Now whether this is historically accurate...different matter.
  • 3scoutsmom3scoutsmom Registered User Posts: 4,382 Senior Member
    The people I know that are against school choice are homeschoolers or send their kids to charter schools. It's OK for them to choose what kind of education their kids get because they can afford it and are capable of providing an alternative to their home-zoned public schools but others that don't have that ability should not have a choice in their children's education? I just don't get it.

    For full disclosure we home school until 9th grade and then send our kids to an out of district public school that they must apply to attend.
  • PostmodernPostmodern Registered User Posts: 919 Member
    John Howard Ferguson agrees.
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