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Connections: Public school leaders react to the confirmation of Betsy DeVos

Feb 13, 2017

Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the new Secretary of Education. What does that mean for our public schools?

We reached out to many local school leaders to join the discussion; most declined. Our panel discusses the issues they see as most in play during the Trump administration. Note: there are school-choice advocates who are not in positions of public school leadership, and we'll be inviting them to join us in the coming days, too. In studio:

  • Steve Uebbing, professor of educational leadership, and director of the Center for Urban Education Success at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester
  • Adam Urbanski, president of the Rochester Teachers Association
  • Trina Newton, superintendent of the Geneva Central School District
  • Van White, president of the Rochester City School Board