Education chief DeVos admits she doesn't know how MI schools are performing


"Maybe I should, yes", DeVos responded. Stahl pressed her, asking, "Yeah, but are they the same?"

But this isn't true in Michigan - Devos's home state.

"Well there are certainly lots of pockets where the students are doing well", the Education Secretary said. When asked if MI schools have gotten better as a result of her plans, DeVos answers that she doesn't know.

'I don't know. I don't know.

"I don't know overall".

'The whole state is not doing well, ' said Stahl, speaking to DeVos in her home state.

Stahl asked: "Have you seen the really bad schools?"

I have not, I have not, I have not intentionally visited schools that are underperforming.

So on 60 Minutes, CBS' Lesley Stahl obviously asked DeVos about the MI public school system, which is one of the worst in the country.

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"It's hard for her to establish credibility in speaking about those issues when she hasn't visited an underperforming school as secretary", Mann said.

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STAHL: Do you ever say.

"Maybe I should, yes".

DeVos responded: "They want a variety of things". DeVos said that in Florida, for example, which allows lots of student choice, "the traditional public schools actually- the results get better". "'And we've seen great successes there".

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MI is dead last among states in improvement in math and reading between 2003 and 2015, according to an analysis of data from the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). Thirty-five percent of the charter schools have significantly more positive learning gains than their TPS counterparts in reading, while two percent of charter schools have significantly lower learning gains.

A variety of recent studies have shown school in MI lagging behind in a a number of educational measures, so that much isn't in doubt.

"So, there's a clear answer to that question", Eden continues. Several survivors' rights groups have since sued DeVos over her decision. She was confirmed by a single tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate by Vice President Mike Pence and during her confirmation hearing, she had difficulty answering some questions.

Even some who are more sympathetic to school choice initiatives said the interview did not go well. "We need to ensure that all students have an opportunity to learn in a safe and nurturing environment". The guidance is not about providing supports.

On the task force's agenda is the repeal of 2014 Obama administration discipline guidance, the White House said in a press release. And no amount of preparation could change the fact that her arguments in favor of school choice are complete nonsense.

When Stahl asked outright whether teachers should have guns in classrooms, DeVos offered a noncommittal answer. To put it in perspective, Lansing lost an average of 460 students each year in the past decade, a decline driven in unequal parts by schools of choice, an influx of charter schools and the simple fact that there are fewer school-aged students in MI.