Debate makes Clear: Public Education, the Public Good itself, Hang in the Balance in 2020

When asked about his approach to education in last Thursday’s Democratic primary debate, Pete Buttigieg’s response boiled down the difference between his approach and Donald Trump’s to its most  basic element.  “Step one,” he said, would be to “appoint a secretary of education who actually believes in public education.” read more

Betsy DeVos Busted For Illegally Using Your Money To Put More Guns In Schools

The Education Department’s acting inspector general found that Betsy DeVos broke federal law when she did nothing to block federal funds from being used to arm teachers.

Betsy DeVos Is Proposing New Rules to Protect Accused Rapists

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is in the process of writing new rules to expand protections for both students and staff who have been accused of sexual misconduct while protecting the schools and colleges where they work or attend classes. Types of sexual misconduct covered by the proposed new rules include sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape. read more

Education Groups Sue Betsy DeVos For Not Protecting Students

The National Education Associaton and the California Teachers Association are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education after they moved to delay rules that protect students who are studying in online programs.

DeVos: Safety Commission Won’t Study Role of Guns in School Violence

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testified on Capital Hill Tuesday saying that the role of guns in school violence was “not a priority” of the Federal Commission on School Safety formed after 17 people were murdered in a Parkland, Florida school shooting in February. read more

Former Education Secretary Duncan Wants To Boycott Schools Until Gun Laws Change

What if children stopped going to school until gun laws were changed to keep schools safe?

That is the radical idea being proposed by former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who wrote on Twitter:

“This is brilliant, and tragically necessary. What if no children went to school until gun laws changed to keep them safe?  My family is all in if we can do this at scale. Parents, will you please join us?” read more

Trump Sending Conflicting Messages While Leading On Gun Reform

Ever since seventeen children were tragically killed and another sixteen injured last month in yet another school shooting at Marjorie Stoneman-Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the nation has been embroiled in a national debate which has been amplified by the survivors of that tragic event. read more

Imagining the Wonderful Life Hillary Clinton Would Have Been Creating for America

Democrats and progressives of all stripes will need to paint a vivid portrayal of the wonderful life we might have been living with Hillary Clinton as President and the possibilities they can deliver if they achieve congressional majorities.

Bernie Sanders Demands Congress Fight Betsy DeVos’ Attack On Sexual Assault Victims

"This decision does a disservice to those who have worked hard to address sexual violence. Congress must now act to undo it."

Betsy DeVos’ Defense Of Rapist Rights Was Trump’s Vilest Attack On Women Yet

DeVos claimed the guidelines do not do enough to address the due process rights of those accused of sexual assault and that the victims of sexual assault, those accused and colleges all lose under the current system.

Elizabeth Warren Obliterates Trump For Rolling Back Obama-Era Student Debt Relief Rules

The two rules being reworked by the administration help protect students from shady lending behavior and assist them in finding jobs after college that allow them to pay off their debt.

Opinion: Trump’s Ed. Secretary DeVos Made It Harder To Repay Student Loans

Betsy DeVos eliminated President Obama's policies to make student loan repayment easier and to prevent student loan recipients from defaulting.

Opinion: As Americans Abandon Religion, Trump Conservatives Push Church In Schools

Although it is true religious Republicans have panted to make public education a theocratic endeavor for a few decades, it is probably true their efforts became paramount after a long-term study’s results last year confirmed their worst nightmare.

Opinion: Donald Trump’s Cabinet Is a Veritable Liars Club

18 U.S. Code § 1621: Anyone, after having taken an oath, who willfully lies is guilty of perjury and shall be fined or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

Opinion: Trump Unleashes Hell By Rescinding Transgender Kids’ Protection

By following evangelical preachers’ edict to legalize discrimination against school-age children, Trump unleashed his theocrats and set a dangerous precedent.

Republican Senator Torn To Shreds At Town Hall Over His Support For Betsy DeVos

Bill Cassidy

Republicans are learning that they can't defend the indefensible.

Trump Administration Takes Ax To Obama-Era Protections For Transgender Students

Donald Trump

It's just the latest move in Donald Trump's quest to turn back the clock on civil rights in America.

Opinion: Evangelical Blueprint To “Restore” God in Schools Handed To Trump and DeVos

*The following is an opinion column by R Muse*

One of the downsides of investigating, observing, and opining on the state of American politics is the relatively rare case of uncontrollable rage; not at what’s happening, but that it is happening precisely as no small number of opinion columnists and commentators warned incessantly it would. This is particularly true in the case of Republicans and their close connection to the religious zealots intent on creating a theocracy. read more

Protesters Block The Door And Refuse To Let Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Enter DC School

When Trump's controversial Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tried to enter a Washington, D.C. school, protesters blocked the door and would not let her in.