Sutherland Institute joins coalition urging DeVos to champion education choice policies

Sutherland Institute joined 12 other leading state and national organizations in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos praising her outspoken commitment to education choice.

The letter outlines the importance of state-led efforts on education choice, emphasizing the need to remain true to the tenets of federalism and move education decision-making out of Washington – so that states, local school districts, and ultimately parents are in control.

Additionally, the letter offers support for specific policies that the administration should champion to bolster education choice movements across the nation and keep the education choice movement unified.

In addition to Sutherland Institute, members of the coalition include: Texas Public Policy Foundation (the primary author), American Legislative Exchange Council, The Heritage Foundation, Palmetto Promise Institute, The Goldwater Institute, Beacon Center of Tennessee, The Georgia Public Policy Foundation, Alabama Policy Institute, The Rio Grande Foundation, Idaho Freedom Foundation, Public Interest Institute, and Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs.

From Sutherland Institute Education Policy Analyst Christine Cooke:

“Education is about the student, which is why education decision-making belongs to parents, local leaders and states. Sutherland Institute is encouraged by Secretary DeVos’ support for education choice allowing parents to meet the unique needs of their students. We also recognize that the creation of education choice policies must respect the Constitution and federalism. We believe there are important balances available that can both achieve greater options for families and respect for what belongs to the states, local districts and parents.”

To see the full letter, please click on the attached or visit Texas Public Policy (the primary author) online: