Ad claims James supports DeVos’ agenda to cut public school funding: Here’s a fact check

This is one in a series of fact checks the Detroit Free Press is doing on public issues in conjunction with PolitiFact, a nonprofit national news organization. Suggest a fact-check here.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Senate candidate John James speaks during a President Donald Trump rally at the MBS International Airport in Freeland, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020.


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Senate candidate John James speaks during a President Donald Trump rally at the MBS International Airport in Freeland, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020.

Claim: “John James supported Betsy DeVos’ agenda to cut public school funding and put it into wealthy private schools instead.”

A Facebook ad from the Senate Majority PAC — which helps elect Democratic candidates to the Senate — attacks Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James, claiming that he “backed Betsy DeVos’ agenda to take money away from public schools and give it to wealthy private schools instead.”

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DeVos has long been a proponent in Michigan

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Trump’s Second Term Agenda For Education

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump’s campaign released his second-term agenda. Up until this point, the campaign only had a “Promises Kept” website with few details; the Republican Party didn’t even adopt a platform.

But this agenda is also scant with details. The website just has a bulleted list of priorities. In fact, for education, it only includes two bullets: “Provide School Choice to Every Child in America” and “Teach American Exceptionalism.”

Trump doesn’t address anything to do with teachers, improving the quality of education, or early childhood education. He fails to address anything to do with higher education or student loans. 

But what he did include should come as no surprise. Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have made “school choice” a primary priority throughout their time in office, consistently pushing charter schools and

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Focus on skill development is prime agenda for me: Sisodia



a group of people standing around a table: Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia during a visit to ITIs at Hari Nagar and Tilak Nagar in New Delhi. (HT photo)


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Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia during a visit to ITIs at Hari Nagar and Tilak Nagar in New Delhi. (HT photo)

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said he would work on enhancing the status of skill education in the national capital in his second term as the education minister.

Sisodia visited two Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Harinagar and Tilak Nagar on Tuesday to take stock of the educational activities and their functioning. “Delhi has laid a strong foundation for school education. Now, concrete steps are being taken to lift the capital, as well as the nation, from the economic downturn by encouraging skill development and entrepreneurship,” he said.

The education minister said every student in Delhi will be fully equipped with an adequate understanding of modern technology and practical training as per the industry’s requirement. “The Delhi government has

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