Education Post Executive Director and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Peter Cunningham, on today's Senate confirmation of new U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos:
"The new administration holds some promise for extending the power of school choice to all families, and we're hopeful that the strong concerns raised during the confirmation process have shown the need for choice to be balanced by strong accountability—particularly for low-income communities, English-language learners and children with disabilities—and vigilance on civil rights issues. That is essential to closing achievement gaps and ensuring that all kids have a clear path to success."
Peter Cunningham is the founder of Education Post and serves on its board. He served as Assistant Secretary for communications and outreach in the U.S. Department of Education during the Obama administration’s first term. Prior to that he worked with Arne Duncan when he was CEO of the Chicago Public Schools. Peter is affiliated with