May 25, 2017

Hartford Courant:
Citing East Hartford Student's Story, Betsy DeVos Blasts Public Schools

“The U.S education secretary used a former East Hartford student's experience to spotlight the failure of public schools, particularly those that serve poor and minority students. In comments Wednesday to a House subcommittee on President Donald Trump's proposed budget, Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke of a recent meeting with a young man who described local schools as "nothing more than adult day care ... a dangerous day care." In response, School Superintendent Nathan Quesnel on Thursday invited DeVos to visit East Hartford "and see how a public schools system is actively working to help all kids succeed." DeVos said Trump's spending plan for education favors school choice and "fulfills his promise to devolve power from the federal government and place it in the hands of parents and families..."

Rob Kavaler

Rob joined GPS in June 2014, and brings his knowledge of graphic design, photography, social media and other digital media to the firm. Before joining the team, Rob worked as a freelancer for various businesses and organizations in the Greater Hartford area including The Open Hearth Association, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) and the West Hartford Summer Arts Festival. Kavaler has designed logos, event programs, brochures, newsletters, posters and other collateral materials. He has photographed events including news conferences, public hearings, concerts, theatrical performances and dance showcases. As a creative person he is always looking for a new challenge, enjoys working closely with clients and strives for the best quality in his work. Rob graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Digital Art & Design and a minor in Communication.