May 11, 2019

For the first time since becoming U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos spoke  to the annual conference of the Education Writers Association in Baltimore this week. Louis and John, who were there, play excerpts of her talk and discuss topics on her mind: her relations with the press, her views on school choice and her latest federal initiative, which hasn’t yet gotten much traction: Education Freedom Scholarships.

They also interview Katie Hern, co-founder of the California Acceleration Project, for an update on landmark legislation, AB 705, to reform the overuse of remediation courses in community colleges. And Louis gives a quick take on highlights in Gov. Newsom’s revised state budget, which the governor released on Thursday.

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