Thursday, July 16, 2020

Tag: Betsy DeVos

Should we entrust our schoolchildren to corporate profiteers?

The DeVos couple are pushing plutocratic policies that reject our country's one-for-all, all-for-one egalitarianism.

Betsy DeVos won’t protect LGBTQ students

“Today, the Secretary of Education ... refused to affirm that she would put forward a program that would ban discrimination based on the LGBTQ status of students or ban discrimination based on religion.”

It’s a scam

The irony is obvious - taking money from the taxpaying public to destroy a vital public institution that, unlike charter schools, must take all comers.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren vows to hold Education Secretary accountable

“It’s Betsy Devos’s job to put students – not predatory colleges and the student loan industry – first.”

DeVos budget robs from poor kids to fund schools that discriminate

What Trump and DeVos are proposing in this budget is not only to take resources away from students, but to turn around and give more money to schools that would potentially discriminate against them.

DeVos’s education budget throws students to the loan sharks

It’s clear, no matter which company wins, the students lose.

Graduating students boo Betsy DeVos during commencement speech

“For someone to come and speak at my commencement that cannot relate to me or know what I have been through is kind of like a slap in the face.”

With eye on DeVos, students take fight for free higher education...

Students of higher education are joining together to stand up against U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump.

Security detail protecting Education Secretary cost nearly $8M over 8 months

Narrowly confirmed after Vice President Mike Pence broke a 50-50 tie in the Senate, DeVos is the first cabinet-level official to receive protection from the marshals service since 2009.

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