Dear Betsy DeVos

Hi Betsy! Can I call you Betsy? I’m calling you Betsy – because we’re going to really get to know each other now that you’re Education Secretary. Who am I? I’m Phoebe, I’m a mom of four living near Seattle. All four of my kids have gone to or are currently in public schools. Me?…

Read More

It’s not just about DeVos

Betsy DeVos – now famous for, well, grizzly attacks on public schools – has become Education Secretary. Barely. With no education background, she is now in charge of our public school system, and all the laws about education. Some of which she finds “confusing”. Let me repeat – the woman in charge of upholding education…

Read More

My daughter’s right to an education should not be dismissed or “confused”

Weekday mornings in our household are much like any other household with teenagers. Waking teens, outfit planning, rushing around to gather laptops and to find shoes. At 7 am, the bus pulls up. We walk our daughter onto her special education bus, make sure she’s seat belted in, and wave goodbye. Each day, we sent…

Read More