Betsy DeVos’ Bet on Boot Camps
Michael Stratford, Politico
Coding boot camps are intensive, short-term training programs designed for students trying to land high-tech jobs. In recent years, they have grown in popularity as Americans look to build the skills they need for a fast-changing job market.
As boot camps proliferate, policymakers in Washington have been asking whether the federal government should get behind the idea. Specifically, that means opening up some of the $130 billion it doles out annually in student loan guarantees and Pell Grants for higher education. The idea creates a number of questions, including the fact that boot camps are an unaccredited style of education.