Posted by Washington Examiner Staff Writer January 30, 2019 09:00:48 It is the beginning of an epic struggle between Sheldon Adelons vision of the future of America and a host of others.
Adelson, the founder and largest investor in American billionaires, is trying to build a new education industry in the United States.
He wants to create a school that does not have to be accredited by an accrediting body and he wants to do so with the support of the Trump administration.
He has also taken on board a number of Republican governors and senators who want to make public colleges and universities more competitive by giving them greater financial aid.
The Education Department has warned that the number of students attending college has declined substantially in recent decades, and many of the programs and programs Adelson wants to turn into public colleges have historically struggled to get a foothold in the country.
But the Trump Administration has signaled that it will not let Adelson’s vision of America be dismantled.
The president is expected to nominate Betsy DeVos, the Education Secretary, as Education Secretary in the coming weeks, and Adelson is preparing a lawsuit challenging that nomination.
The billionaire is already gearing up for the battle.
Adelstein has long advocated for vouchers for public schools and a voucher system for private ones, a policy that has been embraced by a number states.
But in recent years, he has also argued that private schools should be run like public schools, using tax dollars to expand the schools and not cut them.
“It is a question of whether you will have the same educational opportunity for all students,” Adelston told the Wall Street Journal.
“And the answer to that is yes.”
Adelson and other billionaire philanthropists have made their own attempts to establish charter schools.
In 2016, the Gates Foundation, an organization that helps to fund educational philanthropy, provided more than $20 million to the New York City school district to establish a charter school called New School Academies.
And in January, Adelson donated $1.25 million to support a New York school district that was developing a charter-school network in New Jersey.
In February, the Adelson Foundation gave $100,000 to support the charter-public-school plan of the New Orleans district that is considering creating charter schools of its own.
But many of these efforts have been met with opposition from education advocates.
“He [Adelson] wants to see the same sort of privatization that we see in Europe,” said Richard Reeves, a former chief of staff to the Education Department under former President Bill Clinton.
“Adelson’s campaign to privatize the nation’s public education system has been met by a chorus of opposition, including by many of his fellow billionaires, including Sheldon Adesons billionaire father, the hedge-fund billionaire and billionaire philanthropist Sheldon Adler. “
What we need to be concerned about is whether the Trump government will stand up for public education,” Reeves continued.
“We are working on a new charter school system that will offer students the same opportunities as public schools.” “
If the Trump team can’t get through to them and to Congress, Adelman will have to start building his own charter schools,” Reeves added.
“We are working on a new charter school system that will offer students the same opportunities as public schools.”
Adelbergns opposition to charter schools The Education department, in its annual report, warns that there is “significant potential for private-sector-run schools to operate outside the public system.”
Adelson has long promoted a school model that would not require public schools to have a single accredited institution, and which he called “public education without the public sector.”
Adlons philanthropic foundation is also investing in a charter network of around 60 private schools.
That network has already opened up to about 300 schools in New York state, and plans to expand to other states.
Adler has been a vocal supporter of charter schools, particularly during the Obama years, when Adelson was in the White House.
Adelman told the New Yorker that “he [Adelsons] wants every child to go to a private school and not to go public.”
But in March, Adler said Adelson would not support the Obama administration’s push to create new charter schools because Adelson “wants to make the system as transparent as possible.”
He also said that Adelson believes that “every child should be able to go through a public school, but that every child should not have a private one.”
In March, the Department of Education warned that “there is substantial potential for [Adlons] school model to operate beyond the public schools system, and the Secretary’s [O]nly one recommendation would be to establish the New School Academy network to provide additional opportunities for private schools to enter the education system.”
But the Education department noted that “while we believe the New Schools network will meet the needs of many states, we are also concerned about the effect on the ability of charter school operators