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Feb. 9, 2017MOUND CITY, Mo. |  By: Yehle

Mound City R-2 superintendent concerned about new Secretary of Education

Tuesday's confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education has at least one area public school superintendent concerned. DeVos is a supporter of charter schools, which are publicly-funded, privately-managed institutions. Mound City R-2 Superintendent Ken Eaton says charter schools decrease the services of public schools.

Eaton says magnet schools in Kansas City and St. Louis that switched to charter schools in the 1980s have had less performance success than public schools. He adds Mound City residents know the importance of the district's funding.

Eaton encourages eligible voters to contact their U.S. Senators with feedback on the issue.