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DeVos: Teachers Unions Have 'Stranglehold' on Politicians

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By    |   Tuesday, 27 November 2018 02:49 PM

The nation's teachers' unions have a "stranglehold" on many politicians in the country and refuse changes that need to happen, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos claimed on Tuesday.

"They are very protective of what they know, and they are protective, really protective, of adult jobs and not really focused on what is right for individual students," DeVos told Fox Business' "Mornings with Maria."

DeVos also called on allowing for "more kinds of educational experiences" and schools to allow for better education for the nation's students. In the past, she has called for increasing privately-operated charter schools, while adding vouchers and other programs that would use public money to help pay for private school education.

“One of the most fundamental things again is focusing on individual children and knowing that all students are different, they learn differently," she said Tuesday. "I have four children. They were all very different, very different learners."

But there are "a lot of forces" that protect the "status quo," she said, and "we need to combat those, break them, and again empower and allow parents to make decisions on behalf of their individual children because they know their children best."

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The nation's teachers' unions have a "stranglehold" on many politicians in the country and refuse changes that need to happen, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos claimed on Tuesday.
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