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With Schools-as-Uber Analogy, Betsy DeVos Exposes Ignorance—Again

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at the Brookings Institution on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)

"Picking your mode [of] transportation is a consumer good that you pay for; public education is both a public good and a right."


Matt Damon's a Good Egg

In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session Thursday, actor Matt Damon shared his thoughts on topics ranging from ice cream to how lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills millions of kids each year. On education policy and Edward Snowden, Damon provides a perspective absent from corporate media coverage. "We would never let businessmen design warheads - why would you cut out educators when you’re designing education Read More...

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