Important Updates from U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
This back-to-school season is unlike any other. And so, I’m writing to you today, America’s parents and educators to say one thing: we support you.
President Trump and I are fighting for more options for all students and teachers this fall. We want every student to safely return to full-time learning. For some families that could be in-person learning. For others it could be robust virtual learning. For others it could be a hybrid of both. Every family needs to be able to do what’s right for their child. Your child. Your school. Your way.
Teachers, if you want to teach in-person, we support you. We’ve provided billions of dollars for personal protective equipment, cleaning and teacher training. If your health requires you to teach virtually, we support you. We have proposed more flexible and personalized funding for professional development to improve teacher preparation.
None of us asked for this pandemic, but generally no challenge is invited. As parents, we meet this challenge head on because it’s what we do. So, let’s commit to do what’s right for our children, and all students, this fall.
I hope you’ll read my full letter and share it with others by clicking here.
I also joined Martha MacCallum last night to discuss the letter and more on “The Story.” Students need the opportunity to return to full-time learning this fall in the ways and places that work for them. Now is the time to rise above politics and put kids and our nation’s future first. You can watch the interview below:
To learn more about our fight to empower parents with choices and give all students access to the learning resources and environment that fits them, please join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #SchoolChoiceNow. You can find me on Twitter and Instagram at @BetsyDeVosED.