DeVos Delivers Remarks to National School Boards Association

DeVos Delivers Remarks to National School Boards Association

January 28, 2019

Recently, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos gave a speech in front of the National School Boards Association. As part of her remarks, she noted that “there is no universal school safety plan that will work for every school across our country.” She notes that a “prescriptive approach by Washington would be inappropriate, imprudent, and ineffective” because what “works in one community wouldn’t be the right answer in another,” so “challenges need local solutions.” She adds that community-specific decision-making, is “at the heart of the Every Student Succeeds Act,” which “represents an important shift in America’s approach to education policy” arguing that “realized federal overreach in education had failed to achieve well-intentioned goals.”