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Conservatives Just Don't Understand That Racism Runs Deep in American Education

Click here for reuse options! Behind the push to roll back school discipline protections lies a dangerous dismissal of bias in classrooms. Betsy DeVos and company are at it again. The DeVos-led Department of Education is currently cooking...Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos speech shows contempt for the agency she heads

15 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

By Mark Hlavacik, Assistant Professor of Communication Specializing in Education Policy, University of North Texas. … of emphasizing local control of education. To clarify her contempt for solutions from Washington, she added: “Washington bureaucrats and self-styled education ‘experts’ are...

Forget religion — voucher schools are teaching kids what can only be described as right-wing propaganda

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Betsy DeVos is a relentless proponent of private religious schools. Here’s what they actually teach....

Voucher Schools Are Teaching Kids What Can Only Be Described as Right-Wing Propaganda

Click here for reuse options! Betsy DeVos is a relentless proponent of private religious schools. Here’s what they actually teach. The number of private schools that get taxpayer funds via school vouchers or tax credit scholarships is rising rapidly, but few states keep tabs on what these schools are actually teaching. Show More Summary

When it comes to education policy, it's 'the California way' vs. Betsy DeVos

California is headed toward another standoff with the federal government — this time, over education. The U.S. Department of Education, led by Betsy DeVos, had told the state that its plan to satisfy a major education law had significant flaws. On Thursday, the California State Board of Education...

DeVos signs off on Maryland education plan opposed by Hogan

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has approved Maryland's Every Student Succeeds Act state plan, which Gov. Larry Hogan had refused to endorse. DeVos said in a release Tuesday that … Click to Continue »

Education Department chooses firm with ties to Secretary DeVos in debt-collection deal

The Department of Education on Thursday selected two firms to help collect unpaid student loans — one of which, Performant Financial Corp., once had financial ties to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. According to The Washington Post, the Education Department said that the proposals offered by Performant, which DeVos invested in prior to becoming secretary, as […]

Department Awards Contract to Firm with Ties to Secretary

“A company that once had financial ties to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was one of two firms selected by the U.S. Department of Education to help the agency collect overdue student loans. The deal could be worth hundreds of millions [...]

Toby Young: Meet The British Betsy DeVos, If She Were More Of An Asshole!

This man is about as helpful to kids seeking education as our very own cabinet secretary!

Betsy DeVos: A Disaster for Student Civil Rights

Thanks to DeVos, the U.S. Department of Education is failing students -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Betsy DeVos: A Disaster for Student Civil Rights

Thanks to DeVos, the Department of Education is failing students. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Stopping a Student-Loan Scam: Betsy DeVos shuts down an Obama-era invitation …

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Stopping a Student-Loan Scam: Betsy DeVos shuts down an Obama-era invitation to fraud. After nationalizing student lending, the Obama Administration sought to reduce the government’s $1.3 trillion loan portfolio by allowing disgruntled borrowers to discharge their debt. Show More Summary

Republican Tax Plan Opens Backdoor to Federally Supported School Vouchers

Diverting funds from public schools to private institutions harms our children’s education. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has insisted that her lifelong support for school vouchers and other forms of school privatization does not...Show More Summary

Hard Work Pays Off

A feel good story of one of the GOP tax cuts top beneficiaries, Dalton DeVos, nephew of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, son of Amway President Doug DeVos and grandson of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos. Sailing is a tradition in theShow More Summary

Betsy DeVos announces changes to loan forgiveness that hurt defrauded students

Students who were defrauded by for-profit colleges and have jobs will find it more challenging to get debt relief, thanks to a new decision by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. On Wednesday, DeVos announced changes to how the department decides how much students get for debt relief. The decision will affect 20,000 pending claims from students who were […]

Betsy DeVos announces less relief for defrauded student loan borrowers

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Students ripped off by for-profit college loan programs may face a painful lesson in the workings of government thanks to the federal Education Department’s decision to change the rules about forgiving their debt....

Betsy DeVos Just Made it Harder for Ripped-Off Students to Get Full Loan Forgiveness

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

A change in federal policy means some students who got bamboozled into borrowing to study at for-profit colleges may not see their full loans forgiven.

Betsy DeVos speaks at the University of Baltimore's commencement, to protest and applause

Some graduates turned their backs on the Education Secretary at the university's fall commencement ceremony Monday, while many others listened and applauded

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