Trump administration proposes $7.1 billion funding cut to Education Department
The Trump administration is looking to cut the Education Department’s funding by $7.1 billion compared to what it was given last year.
Public schools are underfunded by $46 billion every year #RebuildAmericasSchools
“Each year, thousands of students attend school in crumbling or unsafe buildings. Instead of building a border wall, Republicans should support rebuilding America’s schools. #BuildSchoolsNotWalls”
Betsy DeVos Rescinds Guidelines That Help Disabled Students in School
Why? Because “burn it all down” seems to be the DeVos way.
Betsy DeVos to Pull Back Civil Rights Protections for Black Students Under the Guise of ‘Safety’
Betsy DeVos continues her methodical dismantling of civil rights protections for vulnerable students, this time setting her sights on Obama-era guidelines put in place to protect black students from being disproportionately disciplined at school.
Trump’s School Safety Commission Won’t Look at Guns, Betsy DeVos Says
Ms. DeVos, the education secretary, said in a hearing that guns were “not part of the commission’s charge,” prompting senators to ask how the panel could avoid the subject.
Here’s How Much Betsy DeVos And Her Family Paid To Back GOP Senators Who Will Support Her
“I have decided to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence,” she wrote. “Now I simply concede the point. They are right. We do expect something in return.
Betsy DeVos’ squad of 24/7 armed guards could cost taxpayers almost $20 million, report says
DeVos was granted a 24/7 security detail by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions days after she was confirmed to President Donald Trump’s Cabinet in February 2017.
Report: The Department Of Education Has Spent $1 Billion On Charter School Waste And Fraud
We are long past the point of charter schools being an experiment that needs boundless freedom to try anything. We can see now what some of the effects of the experiment are--waste and fraud.
Top 10 Reasons School Choice Is No Choice
In reality, it’s just a scam to make private schools cheaper for rich people.
DeVos pressed on performance of public schools under policies she promoted
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Sunday seemed to struggle to explain why public schools in her home state of Michigan have performed poorly despite school choice policies she’s championed.
Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools. Its Children Lost.
Free-market boosters, including Betsy DeVos, promised that a radical expansion of charter schools would fix the stark inequalities in the state’s education system. The results in the classrooms are far more complicated.
Vouchers do not improve student achievement, Stanford researcher finds | Stanford News
Martin Carnoy says vouchers distract from proven policies and programs with proven impact on test scores and graduation rates.
For rural America, school choice could spell doom
Criticisms of DeVos abound: She has never held a public-school job, she appears unfamiliar with some educational theory and she is an ideologue who wants to weaken public schools.
Schools began ignoring rape reports after DeVos’ campus sexual assault policy changes, lawsuit says
The lawsuit against Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her sexual violence policy changes paints an ugly picture of its impact on campus safety. It’s been pretty obvious that one of the defining aspects of the Trump Administration is to...
DeVos Ends Obama-Era Safeguards Aimed at Abuses by For-Profit Colleges
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, in her most drastic move to deregulate for-profit colleges, announced she would end a rule to force them to prove the gainful employment of their graduates.
Department of Education unveils new rules to protect those accused of sexual harassment
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed new guidelines for how schools handle sexual harassment allegations that would offer more protection to students accused of misconduct.