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In letter to staff, DeVos condemns Charlottesville violence

Facing criticism over her muted response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday condemned those "tragic and unthinkable" events and blasted "neo-Nazis and other racist … Click to Continue »

K.C. JOHNSON ON AMHERST: Campus sexual assault policies are unfair to the accused. This case shows …

K.C. JOHNSON ON AMHERST: Campus sexual assault policies are unfair to the accused. This case shows how. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ignited a firestorm in recent months after signaling that she might pull back Obama administration policies intended to protect victims of sexual assault at college campuses. But amid the intense criticism directed toward DeVos, […]

Betsy DeVos speaks out on higher ed issues

2 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The divisive secretary of education has shied away from speaking with media since her confirmation in February.        

DeVos undeterred by critics even as agenda remains stalled

Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It's a stark reminder of the bruising … Click to Continue »

After 6 months on job, education chief still highly divisive

Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It's a stark reminder of the bruising … Click to Continue »

Transcript of Education Secretary DeVos' Interview with AP

A transcript of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' interview with The Associated Press, conducted last Wednesday in her office: ___ AP: President Trump has talked a lot about undoing some of … Click to Continue »

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on some education issues

In an interview with The Associated Press, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke about a range of subjects, from for-profit schools to sexual assault on college campuses. Some of her comments: … Click to Continue »

Betsy DeVos didn’t divest her multi-million dollar stake in a sketchy ‘brain training’ company after all

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Betsy DeVos didn’t divest her multi-million dollar stake in a controversial “brain training” company when she became Donald Trump’s education secretary. Now, as the Better Business Bureau is accusing the company of making unsubstantiated claims in its advertising, financial records show DeVos has...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos kicks off emotional battle over campus sexual assault rules

After barely surviving her confirmation battle and facing sporadic protests during visits to schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could hardly have teed up a more fraught, emotional and divisive issue to launch her tenure: campus sexual assault. Though almost no one is happy with the Obama...

Betsy DeVos Clarifies Earlier Statement Concerning 'Historically Black' Colleges

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was criticized earlier this year for saying that historically black institutions were pioneers of school-choice, making her unpopular with some African-Americans, even being booed while visiting a college.

Puerto Rico Teachers Join AFT To Fight Betsy DeVos

While the Secretary of Education, Betsy “we don’t need no educationDeVos, is off trying to convince parents that turning their kids’ public schools into a privatization free-for-all is in their best interests, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) just scored 40,000 more educators to support public schools. Show More Summary

AP Interview: DeVos says she didn't decry racism enough

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation's historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice, saying that in … Click to Continue »

‘Racism Was Rampant.’ Betsy DeVos Regrets Her Controversial Comments About Black Colleges

The Education Secretary is distancing herself from past comments about historically black colleges

Randi Weingarten: Betsy DeVos is anti-public education

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The president of one of the country’s largest teachers unions is again calling out Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and she’s not mincing words. Randi Weingarten, who leads the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers, told Salon writer and podcast host Chauncey DeVega...

Bloomberg: DeVos Offers Lifeline To For-Profit Law School That Hired Her Former Advisor

Following up on my previous posts: Department Of Education Throws Student Loan Lifeline To Teetering Charlotte Law School (May 13, 2017) After Hiring Lobbyist Who Helped Get Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Confirmed, Charlotte Law School Gets Federal Student Loan Lifeline (May 24, 2017) Charlotte Law School Says Department Of Education...

Betsy DeVos Refuses to Take a Stand Against Discrimination, Again

Her cagey silence says federal money could be funneled to private and religious schools that exclude LGBT students. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was back in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this week, for some meetings,Show More Summary

DeVos backs away from unpopular student loan plan, but don't relax yet

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is backing down on a major planned change to student loan payments. DeVos had proposed to funnel all federal student loan payments through a single company, claiming it would be all simple and tax-dollar-saving. Show More Summary

Charlotte Law School Says Department Of Education Will Restore Federal Student Loans, DOE Demures

Following up on my previous posts: Department Of Education Throws Student Loan Lifeline To Teetering Charlotte Law School (May 13, 2017) After Hiring Lobbyist Who Helped Get Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Confirmed, Charlotte Law School Gets Federal Student Loan Lifeline (May 24, 2017) ABA Journal, Charlotte School of Law Says...

New York Mag Flunks the ‘Zealot’ and ‘Bully' Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Journalist Lisa Miller has a hostile 5,500-word profile of "bully" Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the July 24 edition of New York magazine, complete with cloying, cutesy “portraits” of DeVos (none particularly gentle-looking) “commissioned” from schoolchildren. Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos may be the best messenger against her own agenda

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may destroy America’s education system through a combination of underfunding, privatization, and discrimination. But if we can get through the Trump-DeVos years, the rebuilding process may be easier because...Show More Summary

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