US News reports that U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has visited a Harlem in New York charter school run by a Democrat who was briefly in the running to be President Donald Trump’s education secretary.
The Wisconsin Republican did not speak with reporters Tuesday as he slipped into the Success Academy charter school in Harlem. He also didn’t acknowledge scores of activists who had assembled to protest his visit.
The schools have won praise for students’ high standardized test scores. But they’ve weathered controversies including a leaked video that showed a teacher disciplining a student harshly.
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Moskowitz announced in November 2016 that she was taking herself out of the running to serve as education secretary.
Mary Altaffer AP.