You can’t always get what you want…or what you need

You can’t always get what you want…or what you need

March 9, 2018

Erica L. Green writes in the New York Times that, after Secretary DeVos’ speech to state chiefs last week, “policy experts and observers” have called the speech the “ultimate display of a frustrated federalist,” and an “example of a self-described education reformer wrestling with the limits of her influence in an agency whose power she wants to curtail.” Some policy experts “agreed with the substance of the speech, but said it was too little, too late.” Chad Aldeman, a principal at Bellwether Education Partners, commented that the Secretary “should look in the mirror,” because “there were several points in time she could have shared her concerns and improved plans.”