Gretchen Whitmer, foe of for-profit charters, takes on DeVos supporter Schuette

May 4, 2018
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos casts a large shadow in her home state of Michigan, having left a trail of failed, for-profit charter schools that have diverted scarce funding from neighborhood public schools. Gretchen Whitmer, a front-runner in the state’s election for governor, wants to take Michigan out from underneath that shadow. A former prosecutor and state Senate leader, Whitmer has pledged to “stop the dismantling of public education and put an end to the DeVos agenda in Michigan,” while her likely opponent, Bill Schuette, has received more than $120,000 of financial support from the DeVos family and has vowed to continue her experiment. [EducationVotes.org]

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