Top Democrats in Congress Critiques DeVos’ Oversight of States’ New Plans

Top Democrats in Congress Critiques DeVos’ Oversight of States’ New Plans

September 18, 2017

Top Democrats in Congress “say that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ oversight of states’ new plans for education has ‘failed to adequately address several shortcomings’ in plans that have been turned in so far, and urged the secretary to do better in the next round of plans.” In a letter, “Sen. Patty Murray of, Washington, and Rep. Bobby Scott, of Virginia, told DeVos that while the U.S. Department of Education correctly identified several areas where state plans fell short of meeting the Every Student Succeeds Act requirements, DeVos and other federal officials missed other violations in those plans, and thus allowed states to skirt the law in certain areas.”