Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Tag: Betsy DeVos

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."

Progressive Briefing for Friday, September 14

15 groups account for nearly all dark money, Trump claim Democrats rigged hurricane death toll, Bezos commits fraction of $163B fortune to help homeless, and more.

Federal judge rules against Education Department in student borrower protection cases

"This is such an important win for student borrowers and anyone who cares about a government that operates under the rule of law."

Books, not magazines: Outcry grows over DeVos plan to divert federal...

DeVos’s plan would use federal Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants to pay for firearms and to train educators in their use.

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Michigan judge accused of jeopardizing safety and democracy with reversal of open carry ban...

"There are voters who are afraid, there are election workers who are afraid."

Senators call for investigation into Border Patrol tracking phones without warrant

"...we urge you to investigate CBP’s warrantless use of commercial databases containing Americans’ information, including but not limited to Venntel’s location database.”

Why the Founders Would Decry What America has Become

If the Founding Fathers saw what the United States has become, they would be devastated. Poverty, income inequality, suppression of speaking ones mind, crime, war, and oligarch like behaviors all make up this new U.S. It is far from being the democracy it was created as.

$280m ‘dark money’ spent by US Christian right groups globally

Organizations led by some of Donald Trump’s most vocal allies and supporters have spent increasing amounts of money globally to influence foreign laws, policies and public opinion in order “to stir a backlash” against sexual and reproductive rights.

‘Should be ashamed’: After installing Barrett, McConnell adjourns Senate for recess with no Covid...

“Small business owners, workers, and families are desperate for support—and lawmakers and the president abandoned them in order to focus on jamming through a historically non-transparent and extreme Supreme Court pick.”