Mar 30, 2017
Betsy DeVos: School choice is like using Uber
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos compared school choice to using ride-sharing apps like Uber or Lyft instead of a taxi, while giving a speech on Wednesday at the Brookings Institution (full transcript here):
Just as the traditional taxi system revolted against ride-sharing, so too does the education establishment feel threatened by the rise of school choice. In both cases, the entrenched status quo has resisted models that empower individuals.