Like many educators and parents today, I watched in horror as Betsy DeVos was confirmed as our Secretary of Education. I spent my afternoon rapidly cycling through the 5 stages of grief:
What actions are you going to take to support our public schools?
How can we all step up to collectively make sure every child is able to receive a high-quality, public education in the United States?
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This article first appeared on Medium on 2/7/2017.
Candace Burckhardt is an international education consultant with an emphasis on special education, English learners, and social-emotional learning.