Online Learning Update

December 30, 2016

Colleges watch changes in federal administration

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by Melissa Ezarik, University Business

Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of education, billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos, is more of a household name in K12 than higher ed circles. DeVos has worked to promote school choice and voucher programs, including creation of Detroit’s charter school system. She sits on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, whose mission is “to build an American education system that equips every child to achieve his or her God-given potential.” As for what this means to the higher ed side of the fence, DeVos’ stances and potential actions as head of the department are much less clear—but there’s still much scrutiny over the announcement via social media and formal statements.

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