Perspective: Classroom Disruption — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos shares her vision of ‘education freedom’ with The Gazette

By: Wayne Laugesen
The Colorado Springs Gazette
“Freedom.” U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos cites the principle routinely when explaining her vision for disrupting the educational establishment. DeVos wants more freedom for kids enduring economic and racial segregation. She wants freedom from stigmas that favor white-collar jobs over blue-collar jobs. Freedom of religion. Freedom to learn in the manner that works best for individuals from limitless walks of life. DeVos envisions an educational landscape that forgets no child, strands none in schools that do not perform and treats students with dignity — whether they’re headed for Harvard, trade school or a job at the market down the street.