Friday, December 2, 2022

Tag: Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos is gone, but her education agenda is rolling out...

Her efforts to privatize public schools are being rolled out in state legislatures across the country.

Diane Ravitch: Biden’s pick for education secretary must overturn DeVos’s attack...

“He’s not Betsy DeVos, and every educator in America, or almost every educator, will be thrilled about that.”

‘Bye-bye, Betsy DeVos. You won’t be missed,’ says Sanders as billionaire...

“What do you call a billionaire who registered a $40 million, 164-foot yacht in the Cayman Islands to avoid $2.4 million in U.S. taxes, while undermining public schools? The worst Education Secretary in the history of America.”

Betsy DeVos’ deadly plan to reopen schools

DeVos’ entire tenure has centered on shafting low-income students and their families—the very people she’s supposed to protect.

A new low’: Betsy DeVos sued for garnishing wages of nearly...

"By continuing to use its harsh collection tools during this public health and economic crisis, the Department of Education is placing the health, safety, and well-being of vulnerable student loan borrowers in peril."

Warren urges DeVos to collect $22.3M owed by student loan company...

“For years since this scam was revealed, Navient has continued to engage in predatory, improper, and illegal behavior.”

Betsy DeVos held in contempt of court for refusing to stop...

"She's also held in contempt by millions of Americans who support strong public schools."

3 questions that ‘created havoc’ in Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education

It’s actually been endemic in the education policy world for years, particularly in how the federal government continues to hide its agenda to further privatize the nation’s public school system by creating and expanding charter schools.

How Betsy DeVos does the Koch brothers’ bidding

What’s largely been overlooked behind all the lurid headlines and endless insults are all the ways in which officials like DeVos are quietly at work continuing to use our tax money to advance a deeply troubling agenda.

Major victory for defrauded students: Judge orders Obama-era student debt relief...

"It's extremely validating to see a court agree that what the Department did was wrong, and to know that students who were cheated will finally be able to seek relief."

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Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Blessings and curses of a losing Trump finale: A boon to Democrats could hurt...

It’s not clear whether benighted, garden-variety Republicanism (or Democratism) is a better stimulant for Progressive politics vs. another vapid, sensationalized, chaotic Trump circus stunt.

As corporations enjoy record-high profits, experts urge Congress to ‘rein them in’

"Instead of raising interest rates and slowing the economy toward a recession, Congress and Biden should be taking aim at corporate price gouging."

Populist climate action requires thinking about freedom from specific oppressors—not just species survival

The climate crisis is a form of oppression by a wealthy few.

San Francisco approves police deployment of potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots

“Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when [the] risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.”