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Kate McKinnon Returns as Betsy DeVos: “I May Not Be Very Good on Camera, but Behind the Scenes, My Ideas Are Much Worse”

Kate McKinnon was back as Betsy DeVos last night on Saturday Night Live (SNL)'s "Weekend Update."

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Thoroughly Embarrassed Herself on 60 Minutes Last Night

Betsy DeVos thoroughly embarrassed herself on 60 Minutes last night, failing to meaningfully answer any of host Lesley Stahl's questions or display a basic grasp of how the American education system is performing.

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Betsy Devos’s Education Department Confirms That They Won’t Protect Trans Students’ Bathroom Rights Under Title IX

BuzzFeed News reports that they've repeatedly called and emailed the Education Department, in an attempt to clarify the Department's position on the rights of transgender students. Spokesperson Liz Hill eventually said that the Department believes "separating facilities on the basis of sex is not a form of discrimination prohibited by Title IX."

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Betsy Devos Gets 80,000 F’s From Teachers Around the United States

Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Lily Eskelsen García, the president of the National Education Association, shared their thoughts with education secretary Betsy Devos in the most appropriate way: report cards.

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Voucher Schools Can Teach Whatever They Want & Taxpayers Will Pay the Bill

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.

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Mothers Defend Sons Accused of Sexual Assault, But Dismiss the Victims in the Process

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.

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Betsy DeVos Just Rescinded 70+ Guidelines That Protect the Rights of Students with Disabilities

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.

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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.

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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.

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Betsy DeVos Will Meet With Men’s Rights Activists to Discuss Campus Rape

Every time we think Betsy Devos can't be worse for the American education system, she goes ahead and proves us wrong.

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The U.S. Department of Education is Cutting Back Its Civil Rights Investigations

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.

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Betsy DeVos Confirms That She Will Literally Never Stand up Against Discrimination

"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.

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Betsy DeVos Came to Bethune-Cookman for an Honorary Degree and They Came For Her Hairline

Brave students from Bethune-Cookman came for Betsy DeVos as she accepted an honorary degree.

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Betsy Devos’ Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Complained About Anti-White Discrimination


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.

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Hazy On Why She’s Screwing Over Students With Loan Debt

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.

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Betsy DeVos Is Rewriting History Now to Ignore School Segregation

Another day, another laughably (if it weren't so upsetting, that is) ignorant statement from Betsy DeVos.

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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?

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From W.E.B. Du Bois to Abraham Lincoln, Two Big Social Media Fails for the GOP

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.

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Betsy DeVos, Walking Meme, Was Blocked From Entering a School By Protesters

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.

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Well That Didn’t Take Long: Republicans Now Want to Do Away With the Entire Department of Education

Right on the heels of Betsy DeVos' confirmation as Education Secretary, some Republicans are attempting to do away with the department entirely.

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