One of the big agenda issues pushed by Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration about Education is allowing parents more "choice" in where they send their children to school. While that on the surface sounds like a reasonable desire, what it is really about is allowing tax-payer money to pay for religious private schools that have the freedom to teach whatever they want. Huffington Post did an investigative piece on this issue and what it managed to find was upsetting.Read More
Sexual assault on campus has been a deeply controversial issue from do campuses have the jurisdiction or means to try these type of cases to how do we define campus rape/assault. When Betty DeVos came in and undid the work of the Obama administration, which was attempting to make it easier of for schools to handle campus cases, there was a mixed reaction from both sides of the political aisle. Another voice was put into the mix the mothers of men who have been accused of sexual assault.Read More
Betsy DeVos continued her assault on the rights of American students this month, rescinding 72 guidance documents which explained the rights of students with disabilities.Read More
This School Librarian Turned Down a Book Donation From Melania Trump With a Scathingly Polite Open Letter
Do not f-- with librarians.
For National Read a Book Day, Melania Trump sent Dr. Seuss books to one school from each state. A school librarian from Cambridge, Massachusetts, though, has declined the offer, explaining her reasoning in an open letter.Read More
After Meeting With Men’s Rights Groups, Betsy DeVos Plans to Roll Back Title IX Sexual Assault Protections
Her speech was full of anecdotes designed specifically to let those men's rights groups know she's listening and she cared about them, far more than she cares about victims of assault.Read More
Every time we think Betsy Devos can't be worse for the American education system, she goes ahead and proves us wrong.Read More
The Department of Education is scaling back its civil rights investigations, removing Obama-era guidelines that looked for systemic issues of discrimination. This is bad news for America's students, but the Commission on Civil Rights is on the case.Read More
"I am shocked that you cannot come up with one example of discrimination that you would stand up for students," said Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA), when Betsy DeVos could not imagine a single situation where she would deny federal dollars to a discriminating school.Read More
Brave students from Bethune-Cookman came for Betsy DeVos as she accepted an honorary degree.Read More
Betsy Devos has appointed Candice E. Jackson, an attorney and author, as the acting head of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Jackson has previously criticized both feminism and affirmative action, but her office is responsible for upholding Title IX and students' civil rights.Read More
Betsy DeVos essentially states the obvious: the shield has cracks. Then she commits the “solution”: We’ll just take the shield away instead of filling in the cracks.Read More
Another day, another laughably (if it weren't so upsetting, that is) ignorant statement from Betsy DeVos.Read More
Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Think Her Job Should Exist, Wants to Send Kids to Some Kind of Schools “That Haven’t Even Been Invented Yet”
This should go well.
Our new education secretary wants to send students to some kind of school that hasn't been invented yet. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WHAT IS YOUR JOB?Read More
The Republicans are having a banner day on social media today, as both the Department of Education and the GOP's official accounts somehow made a mess out of celebrating Black History Month.Read More
Shame! Shame! Shame!
Betsy DeVos tried to visit a Washington D.C. middle school today, and, well, she didn't exactly get the warmest welcome.Read More
Right on the heels of Betsy DeVos' confirmation as Education Secretary, some Republicans are attempting to do away with the department entirely.Read More