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Why Trump's school safety commission omits students and teachers - POLITICO

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Betsy DeVos has been put in charge of a task force to make recommendations on school safety.  No students, teachers, principals, or Superintendents will be on the task force or commission. Is that it? Just four Cabinet secretaries? No experts? No Democrats?" asked Rep. Katherine Clark (D-Mass.). DeVos replied, "This is an urgent matter and we want to ensure that we're able to move and operate as quickly as possible and without getting bogged down by a lot of bureaucracy."HUH?  "By keeping it only to Cabinet members,  the commission described by Secretary DeVos today isn't set it up to be super productive, because   principals--As school building leaders, --must be heard on school safety and student well-being issues,"

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