Chalkbeat: DeVos says schools are sitting on billions in COVID relief. Here’s why that’s misleading.
Chalkbeat: DeVos says schools are sitting on billions in COVID relief. Here’s why that’s misleading.. “Last month Education Secretary Betsy DeVos claimed that schools have left billions unspent while many school buildings remained closed. Schools, ‘while complaining about a lack of resources, have left significant sums of money sitting in the bank,’ she said in a statement sent to reporters across the country. But the data DeVos is relying on is incomplete and misleading, according to state and local leaders. Her comments, though, are the latest articulation of a belief that has animated her tenure: school districts are wasteful and ineffective, so spending more money to help them improve is unlikely to work.”