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Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other proponents of school voucher programs are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant for … Click to Continue »

Betsy DeVos just won the poll for 'Worst Trump Cabinet Member' cabinet member. Congrats!

4 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

The results of an unofficial poll by the New York Times revealed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to be the "Worst Trump Cabinet Member," according to their mostly furious-at-Trump readers. Their logic: "It's hard to be worse than Sessions or Pruitt. Show More Summary

Queer Sexual Assault Survivors Need Betsy DeVos to Enforce Title IX

The Education secretary is failing victims of sexual violence, which includes no shortage of LGBT people.

AM News: Mayoral Control (NYC), DeVos Hires, Next Steps for LAUSD, & More

MAYORAL CONTROL Duncan Implores Albany to Find Compromise on Mayoral Control of NYC Schools | Observer Obama's education secretary throws de Blasio a charter school curveball via @nypmetro DEVOS Finalist...Show More Summary

Student loan servicer rights back as states eye protections

A company that hopes to become the nation's single servicer of student loans under a plan backed by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is lobbying against licensing efforts in Maine … Click to Continue »

NYC mayor pleads with NY lawmakers to renew school oversight

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan are pleading with state lawmakers in Albany not to remove his control of city schools. The … Click to Continue »

Betsy DeVos' education department moves to reduce civil rights investigations in schools

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be downsizing the number of investigations it conducts into possible civil rights violations throughout the public school system, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Why Is PBS Airing Right-Wing-Sponsored School Privatization Propaganda?

A new documentary aims to drum up public support for Betsy DeVos' proposed voucher system. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her department have pushed for an expansion of privatized school choice programs in the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018, particularly in the form of private school vouchers. Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos Halts Rule Intended To Help Defrauded College Students

WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) - U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday called for a “regulatory reset,” and pressed pause on a rule intended to speedily cancel the student-loan debts of people defrauded by for-profit Corinthian...Show More Summary

Education Secretary seeks rule redo for defrauded college students

last weekNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday called for a “regulatory reset,” and pressed pause on a rule intended to speedily cancel the student-loan debts of people defrauded by for-profit Corinthian Colleges Inc and others, so that it can be rewritten. DeVos said the department...

Exclusive: Senators Tell DeVos That Delaying Student Loan Rule Would Violate The Law

Four influential Democratic senators ? Dick Durbin (IL), Patti Murray (WA), Sherrod Brown (OH), and Elizabeth Warren (MA) ? have written to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to warn that her department cannot, without engaging in an extensive process, delay or cancel an Obama administration rule providing debt relief for defrauded students. Show More Summary

A War on Teachers? Let’s Hope So: New at Reason

last weekNews : Reason

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos's modest insurgency against failing public schools should be applauded. J.D. Tuccille writes: "Are Trump and DeVos waging a war on teachers?" asks the Center for American Progress (CAP). A little reading...Show More Summary

To Understand Betsy DeVos’s Educational Views, View Her Education

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The education secretary attended private Christian schools, sent her children to private Christian schools and has been the benefactor of a private Christian school.

Health and Human Services adds another pro-life stalwart

The new chief of staff for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS is a leader in abstinence education.

Jerry Falwell Jr. Says He’ll Be Part of Trump’s New Higher Education Plan

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., who rejected an offer to be Secretary of Education and was then tapped to lead a “federal task force on higher-ed policy” that never came to fruition, now says he will be a part of a different kind of education initiative for the Trump administration.

The Latest: Outgoing New Mexico ed chief has no 'regrets'

The Latest on the resignation of Hanna Skandera (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Outing New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera, who often clashed with Democrats and teachers' unions, says … Click to Continue »

Surprise, surprise: Betsy DeVos will not commit to protecting LGBTQ students from discrimination

Federal discrimination laws: who needs 'em, amirite? In a hearing in front of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services today, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seemed to argue exactly that. The Secretary...Show More Summary

20 Questions Betsy DeVos Flagrantly Dodged During Her Latest Senate Hearing

The education secretary struggled to defend her draconian budget cuts. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos faced scrutiny from both sides of the aisle before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, weakly defending a variety of proposed rollbacks from student loans to civil rights protections in the Trump administration's latest budget proposal. Show More Summary

DeVos, Again, Refuses to Commit to LGBTQ Protections in Voucher Program

Earlier today, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. For the second time in two weeks, DeVos refused to commit...Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos is grilled on discrimination against LGBTQ students

2 weeks agoNews : The Cutline

At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos repeatedly over where she stands of the protection against discrimination of LGBTQ students attending private schools.

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