By Tim Kowols
Recent decisions by President-elect Donald Trump regarding education have only further emboldened area school superintendents. Part of President-elect Trump’s education proposal includes $20 billion in federal money to allow low-income students to select private or charter schools. Last week, he nominated school-choice advocate Betsy DeVos to become his education secretary. Luxemburg-Casco School District Superintendent Glenn Schlender says he continues to embrace the competition between private and public schools in the area as long standards for both are the same.
Schlender also says accountability systems between the state and the federal government would have to be consistent to work properly. Both DeVos and the $20 billion for school choice reform will have to be approved by Congress.