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Thursday, February 23, 2017
 
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The republican tax sham

The tax plan is dressed up as a way to make America more competitive. But underneath it’s just a typical Republican plan.

Democrats vow to oppose Betsy DeVos as education secretary

DeVos is being highly criticized for her lack of experience and her advocacy aimed at privatizing the public education system.

Betsy DeVos as the Secretary of Education

The keys to authentic education have always been interest and ability and when these are absent so too is authentic learning.

Trump, Betsy DeVos and the plan to end democratic education

Trump’s victory and DeVos’s voucher advocacy could motivate Republican supermajorities to cut further from education in an effort to move public education into the private sector.

Sanders questions Trump’s Education Secretary pick: ‘If you were not a multi-billionaire would you...

DeVos admitted that it was a possibility that her family gave $200 million to the Republican party.

Will Betsy DeVos restart the ‘Education Wars’?

This time the lines dividing political parties won’t be blurred, and Democrats will know whose side they should be on.

Girding for the education fight ahead

“If progressive education … is to be effective over the next several years, it will have to focus strategically on statehouses, school boards, city councils, and mayoral races.”

The big stitch: Making America good again

A teacher in a struggling steel town reflects on the kind of education the next generation needs.

Senators call for Trump’s education secretary nominee to pay $5.3M in fines

DeVos has neither responded to their letter, nor announced any plans to ensure payment of the delinquent fines.

Governments need to look beyond education rankings and focus on inequities in the system

At best international rankings are a distraction – but basing policies on the rankings while ignoring the more important evidence these international surveys present is unlikely to address the key issue of inequity in our system.