Education Professor on How ‘Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Understand How Markets Really Work’

Washington Monthly
November 7th, 2017 by 

Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education.
Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education. Photo by: Tom Rettig

The Department of Education under Betsy DeVos has changed its position on many issues from the previous administration, particularly on the right of school choice through the charter school system, which is currently bolstered by the voucher program. Jack Schneider, assistant professor in the education department, recently penned an article for Washington Monthly in which he casts doubts on Betsy DeVos’ free-market ideology. Schneider argues DeVos “sees choice as a sufficient condition…a great education requires only a robust free market in which parents can make choices and government stays out of the way,” which undermines addressing the more critical faults in the school system.

Read the full piece at Washington Monthly.

Schneider also recently wrote a piece on the challenging nature of free expression on college campuses in the Pennsylvania Gazette, and was featured in a story on how to determine school quality in The Journal of New Ulm, Minn.

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