The education secretary smiles her way through a self-evaluation of what went wrong on 60 Minutes.
Q: As a follow-up to your recent post about “Heavens to Betsy,” what do you think of the controversy over our education secretary’s use of the word “rethink” on Twitter? A: We see from the Twitter comments that some people were bothered by Betsy DeVos’s use of “rethink” as a noun, and others by her... ? Read More: Does Betsy DeVos need a rethink?
It goes about as well as you’d expect it to.
Getty PARKLAND, Florida—Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and members of the press were frustrated Wednesday morning after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos allegedly dodged questions from students and abruptly ended a press conference after receiving hardball questions from The Daily Beast and other media outlets. Show More Summary
The Hill reports: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended President Trump’s plan to arm some teachers to protect students from shootings in remarks on Wednesday after visiting the site of the Parkland, Fla. high school massacre. “Let’s be clear. Show More Summary
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday to meet with survivors of last month’s mass shooting that led to the deaths of 17 students and teachers. But students said they were unimpressed with her visit. After her visit to the school, DeVos held a news conference in Parkland and told […]
In her first year overseeing the Education Department, Secretary Betsy DeVos has been “a boon for for-profit colleges, student loan companies, and advocates of school privatization,” while harming public school students of all ages, according to a report released Thursday by two Massachusetts Democrats, Sen. Show More Summary
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announces more federal investigators headed to MSU campus to investigate handling of Larry Nassar case.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference O n Thursday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos walked out on to the main stage at CPAC and asked the audience for a moment of silence. TheShow More Summary
The Detroit News reports: This month marks the first full year that Michigan native Betsy DeVos has held her job as U.S. education secretary. Her opponents still can’t believe that she has the role. Just last week, leaders of the top...Show More Summary
The knee-jerk reaction to the Florida shooting, among jerks both with and without knees, was that we need more guns in schools. While we're on the subject of jerks, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos thinks we need to have a robust conversation about it.Now Betsy DeVos is all about using schools to make her rich friends even richer. Show More Summary
Historically black colleges and universities made headlines during Trump’s first year, as students pushed back against what they perceived as a racist administration. Last May, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was booed during her commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman university. Show More Summary
US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is one of the wealthiest members of President Donald Trump's cabinet. The education secretary and her husband, former Amway CEO Dick DeVos, have an estimated net worth around $1.3 billion. TheirShow More Summary
About 100 protesters from NEA and AFT, including union presidents Lily Eskelsen García and Randi Weingarten, headed over to the U.S. Department of Education yesterday with boxes of failing report cards for Secretary Betsy DeVos. They were turned away at the door by security, citing the group’s lack of an appointment. Show More Summary
• US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos married Amway heir Dick DeVos in 1979. • Both hailed from wealthy, powerful Michigan families, and shared similar conservative Christian values. The couple went on to become massively influentialShow More Summary
Politico: “A year into her tenure as President Donald Trump’s Education secretary, Betsy DeVos generally steers clear of the words, ‘school choice,’ a phrase she once used often that’s freighted with racial, demographic and religious implications. Instead, she opts for [...]
Today, more than 700 parents of transgender children sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos condemning her failure to protect transgender students and calling on her to recognize the basic human and civil rights of transgender young people in our nation’s schools. Show More Summary
Education secretary Betsy DeVos reportedly has a net worth close to $1.3 billion. DeVos shares the fortune with her husband, Richard DeVos Jr., the son of billionaire Amway cofounder Richard DeVos. The DeVos family reportedly owns aShow More Summary
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 »
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 […]