- Andre Perry says the education secretary should begin her tenure by cleaning up the charter school mess that she helped create
- Instead of expanding mediocrity, she should encourage true innovation among charters, says Perry
Dr. Andre Perry is the former founding dean of urban education at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and author of "The Garden Path: The Miseducation of a City." He was the CEO of the Capital One-University of New Orleans Charter Network, which consisted of four charter schools in New Orleans. Follow him on Twitter @andreperryedu. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)In his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump teed up his $20 billion dollar voucher program, which he first announced on the campaign trail, for newly installed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to implement.