The state of public education in the U.S.

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate Tuesday to confirm Betsy DeVos to be the nation’s new education secretary.

We asked Dr. Tom Lasley about the overall state of public education in the United States.

Lasley is a professor and dean emeritus of the University of Dayton’s School of Education and Health Sciences, and CEO of Learn to Earn Dayton.

He said the two questions at heart of the education debate in our country are: What’s the appropriate level of academic standards, and how do you hold everyone accountable? provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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