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Rick Perry’s Educational Background: How Well Educated Is He?

On March 2nd, of 2017, James Richard “Rick” Perry become our newest Secretary of Energy. Nominated to his position by the ever-controversial Donald Trump, Perry takes the seat formerly held by Obama’s Ernest Monis. In his new role, he’s...Show More Summary

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!

Justine Greening quits government after refusing offer of new role

The education secretary resigns from cabinet rather than take job at Department for Work and Pensions Justine Greening resigned from the government on Monday after Theresa May tried to move her from her post as secretary of state for education to the Department for Work and Pensions in a cabinet reshuffle designed to reboot her government. Show More Summary

What Is the 'Bennett Hypothesis' and Why Does it Matter?

Serving as Reagan’s Secretary of Education in 1987, Bill Bennett advanced the argument that government student aid had a lot to do with the constant increase in the cost of higher education. Since the government was putting many dollars...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

Northam names teacher, former Marine as education secretary

Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam has named a middle school civics teacher as his secretary of education. Northam announced Thursday that Atif Qarni, who also teaches economics, history and mathematics in … Click to Continue »

At UNC, Margaret Spellings Sounds Like John Edwards

Margaret Spellings was secretary of education under George W. Bush and now she is the president of the University of North Carolina system. Sadly, her rhetoric sounds a lot like that of former senator John Edwards, who tried to make it to the White House on boo-hoo rhetoric about class divisions that could only be solved by federal activism. Show More Summary

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

DeVos gives commencement speech amid protests in Baltimore

Amid boos and applause, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos implored students not to "join in the chorus of conflict," even as dozens turned their backs in protest of her commencement appearance … Click to Continue »

If You Love Your Children, Don't Show Them The 'Woody Woodpecker' Movie

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If I was a super villain and I wanted to harm all of the children of the world, I would fund and release a movie like Woody Woodpecker. If I was the Secretary of Education in the US and thought...

House GOP Higher Education Act Bill Furthers Trump-DeVos Attack on LGBTQ Students’ Civil Rights

Since the beginning of the Trump-Pence administration, the Department of Education, under the leadership of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, has worked to undermine the protections and enforcement of our nation’s civil rights laws. Show More Summary

US not granting loan relief to defrauded students: inspector general

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The U.S. Education Department under President Donald Trump and Secretary Betsy DeVos has stopped cancelling the student-loan debt of people defrauded by failed for-profit schools and those borrowers face mounting interest and other burdens, its inspector general said on Monday. DeVos is seeking to...

Scientology-linked schools could receive your tax dollars — if Betsy DeVos gets her way

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants to expand the voucher system that would pay for a portion of private and religious schools. That could end up benefitting private schools linked to Scientology, which use concepts thought up by founder L. Ron Hubbard. A HuffPost expose revealed Monday that...

DeVos: Low expectation for students with disabilities must end

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos says too many students with disabilities are caught in a cycle of low academic expectations and that the status quo of schools doing the minimum legally required to educate them must end. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Many Taxpayer-Funded Schools Are Indoctrinating Students With Christian Lies

With the support of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, our tax dollars are funding fundamentalist Christian "education" in schools that have little or no accountability.

GOP Tax Scam May Include Special Exemption for One Christian College

It just so happens to be a school that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has given a lot of money to.

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