Source: US Department of Education
Headline: Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Visit to Van Wert City Schools with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten
Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Van Wert City Schools in Van Wert, Ohio, with American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten. The Secretary and Ms. Weingarten toured the Early Childhood Center, elementary and high school campuses and hosted a roundtable with parents, students and local and state leaders. After the visit, Secretary DeVos gave the following statement:
“I want to thank Van Wert City Schools for hosting today’s visit and for their dedication to their students of all ages and abilities. I appreciated the chance to hear the ideas of Van Wert’s students, parents, administrators and elected officials and their plans to address the unique challenges and opportunities facing their community.
“Ms. Weingarten and I had a very productive conversation and identified several areas of collaboration. I look forward to continuing the conversation around how we can best give all students an equal opportunity to a great education that serves their needs.”
Today marks Secretary DeVos’ sixth visit to a traditional public school, and 10th school visit. The Secretary has also visited two universities and two community colleges.