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Your Reading Recommendations for Betsy DeVos

By Alyson Klein — July 12, 2017 2 min read

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will kick off the Education Department’s summer reading program Wednesday at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. The idea is to get kids to keep learning over the summer. Students will get a chance to read with the secretary.

And that begs the question: What book should she choose? (Her standing fave has been Dr. Seuss’ Oh the Places You’ll Go.)

We asked you on Twitter, and you suggested everything from the science fiction classic Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card, to education policy tomes. Also on the list was Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue, by Nicholas M. Teich. (That could be a reference to DeVos’ decision to rescind President Barack Obama’s transgender guidance.)

Here’s a quick look at some of the other suggestions:

Got more ideas? Email us aklein@epe.org or aujifusa@epe.org. Or, better yet, tweet @PoliticsK12.


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