Betsy DeVos’s problem with numbers
by Valerie Strauss
Pocan referred to two reports about problems with that program released last year by a nonprofit advocacy group, the Network for Public Education, which was co-founded by education historian and public schools advocate Diane Ravitch.
One report said the program had wasted up to $1 billion on charter schools that never opened, or opened and then closed because of poor management or other reasons. The other report focused on hundreds of millions of dollars spent on charter schools that got federal funding but never opened.
When Pocan referred to the 2019 reports, DeVos said they had been “debunked,” which Pocan noted was not true.