Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education kicked off their first back-to-school tour called #ReThinkSchool! The purpose of this tour is to highlight the innovative and groundbreaking work happening in schools across America. The “Rethink School” tour will showcase creative ways in which education leaders are meeting the needs of students in K-12 and higher education.

The Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, will be speaking at each school about how the family is the nucleus of civic life, but too many in Washington have forgotten that, the bigger the education “system” the smaller the student!

The #ReThinkSchool tour came to a close on Friday in Charlottesville, Indiana where Secretary DeVos went to cheer on Eastern Hancock High School and Knightstown High School, the biggest game of the year for these two rival teams. While the tour might be over, SecreTary DeVos stated in her recap, “We’ll continue to highlight innovative communities and learning environments that are meeting the needs of students in unique ways… Every American student deserves the option to learn in an environment that meets his or her unique needs.”

It’s time to re-think what education means to each individual student and to re-think what it means to engage students in a life-long learning journey and prepare for successful careers and lives. Rethinking education ultimately means returning power to parents and families.


We at Powered by Education, like the Secretary of Education, believe, not every choice is for every child, but every child should have every choice.

It’s time to #ReThinkSchool!