February 13, 2018 5:20 pm

One Year In, Betsy DeVos Has Supercharged Teacher Activism

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“She was a wake-up call to everyone who was concerned about the future of public education.”

One year into her tenure, educators have turned this opposition into action.

As in so many industries and among Democrats at large, there has been a wave of activism in response to President Donald Trump in the past year. In education, this activism has manifested as a renewed rallying around traditional public schools.

The Network for Public Education, an advocacy group, has seen membership shoot up to 330,000 members, compared to 22,000 members before DeVos was nominated. The previous year, membership had increased by only a fraction of that amount.

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