Betsy Devos

Opinion: All That Americans Really Need To Know About The Human Infrastructure Bill

We know what’s in the bill: attempts to make a more equitable society that sustains and supports the health and…

1 year ago

A Federal Judge Will Force Betsy DeVos to Explain Her Actions Towards Defrauded College Students

Donald Trump placed a number of unqualified people in important positions. No appointment, though, may have been more destructive than…

2 years ago

Betsy DeVos Says She Stands By Resignation But Also Thinks Trump is Key to Future of the GOP

Like other presidents before him, Donald Trump rewarded supporters with roles in his administration. But the 45th president took it…

2 years ago

Rudy Giuliani’s Security Detail in Ukraine Was Handled by Betsy DeVos’ Brother’s Controversial Company

The second time Donald Trump was impeached, it was his own fault. The former President's lies about the election had…

2 years ago

Opinion: Surviving Trump and DeVos: Dr. Jill Biden Brings Fresh Perspective On Education And Labor To White House

“Teacher working conditions are student learning conditions.” This phrase has accompanied many a report on how to improve and reform…

2 years ago

Dem. Congressman Jared Huffman Destroys Betsy DeVos in Brutal Tweet

A lot of Donald Trump's cabinet members have been objects of ridicule. Oreo Cookies made fun of Ben Carson after…

2 years ago

Betsy DeVos is Encouraging Staffers to be “The Resistance” Against Biden Administration

Donald Trump's cabinet was filled with unqualified an incompetent people. But no one in Donald Trump's cabinet was as unqualified…

2 years ago

Betsy DeVos: We Need to Reopen In-Person Learning in “Every Possible Situation”

Parents across America would like to get their children back to school, but also do so in a safe way.…

2 years ago

Trump-Barr-DeVos Triumvirate See Privatization As Backdoor Route To Destroying Civil Rights

Walking down Main Street, couples, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, cannot be legally denied the right to hold…

2 years ago

Opinion: A Full View of the Economy Reveals Trump’s Betrayal of Americans

Polling indicates that Americans still give Donald Trump an edge over Joe Biden when it comes to their faith in…

2 years ago

Betsy DeVos Accused of Hiding Out in Her Mansion Even as She Pushes to Reopen Schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is isolating herself within her 22,000-square-foot Michigan estate even as she pushes to reopen schools nationwide…

2 years ago

Pelosi Hammers Trump And DeVos For Messing With The Health Of Kids

Speaker Pelosi said that Trump and Betsy DeVos are guilty of malfeasance and dereliction of duty for trying to unsafely…

3 years ago

Betsy DeVos Refuses To Say It’s Safe To Go Back To School In Disaster Interview

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos refused to answer a simple yes or no question and assure parents, teachers, and students…

3 years ago

Trump Threatens to Withhold Funds from Schools That Don’t Reopen

Writing on Twitter earlier this morning, President Donald Trump accused Democrats of orchestrating a political ploy in advocating for schools…

3 years ago

DeVos Sued by 19 Attorneys General for Overturning Rule Protecting Students from Predatory Schools

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been sued by 19 attorneys general for overturning a rule that protected students from…

3 years ago

Trans Lives Matter, Too: November 2020 Will be a Reckoning on Civil Rights for All

Amidst the recent mass nationwide uprisings, dominated by the sentiments of the Black Lives Matter movement, an effective reincarnation of…

3 years ago

Opinion: Are We All in This Together? Not When Republicans Funnel Relief to Millionaires

We’re all in this together. Is anybody else tired of hearing this mantra? I mean, in many ways I love…

3 years ago

Opinion: Betsy DeVos’ Uses Pandemic to Intensify GOP Assault on States

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has fit right in with the Trump administration, treating her government position as opportunity to enrich…

3 years ago

DeVos and McConnell Fuel Trump’s Destruction of Public Sphere, Education to Serve Private Interests

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voiced strong opposition to providing any federal relief funding to assist state and…

3 years ago

Kellyanne Conway May Have Been Exposed To Coronavirus

Trump administration members Kellyanne Conway and Betsy DeVos may have been exposed to the coronavirus at CPAC.

3 years ago

Opinion: Trump Attacks Own Base by Slashing Funding to Rural School Districts

We hear these days about the importance of the African American vote within the Democratic base, and rightly so. This…

3 years ago

Trump’s Attack on “Failing Government Schools” Reveals Religiously-Repressive, Racist, and Homophobic Attack on Public Education

In his State of the Union Address, Trump took a swipe at what he called “failing government schools.” Most of…

3 years ago

Betsy DeVos’ Corrupt Assault on Public Education Continues

The drama of the impeachment of the nation’s president, reports indicate, simply has not captured the interest or concern of…

3 years ago

Opinion: Kansas and Kentucky Show Support For Public Education: A Key For 2020 Democrats

Back in 2004, Thomas Frank’s book What’s the Matter with Kansas? elevated the state as the textbook case of how…

3 years ago

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…

3 years ago

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…

4 years ago

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…

4 years ago

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…

4 years ago

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…

5 years ago

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…

5 years ago

Kochs and DeVos Are Funding Group Discrediting Teacher Strikes

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Koch Brothers are funding a right-wing network that is behind a new secret…

5 years ago

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…

5 years ago

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…

5 years ago

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…

5 years ago

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…

6 years ago

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.

6 years ago

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…

6 years ago

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…

6 years ago

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.

6 years ago

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

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

6 years ago

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

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

6 years ago

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…

6 years ago

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…

6 years ago

Vice President Pence Forced To Break Senate Tie As Betsy DeVos Confirmed As Education Secretary

Republicans rammed through the unqualified nomination of Betsy DeVos as Vice President Mike Pence was forced to break the 50-50…

6 years ago

Ralph Reed Attacks Democratic Opposition to Betsy DeVos as ‘War on Religion’

Ralph Reed cites 'War on Religion' but as Al Franken has said, "She is fundamentally incompetent" to lead the Department…

6 years ago

Al Franken Torches Spineless GOP Colleagues For Not Opposing Betsy DeVos

The Minnesota Democrat said the Senate should simply tell Devos, "Thank you for your time. We'll let you know," and…

6 years ago

Democrats Need Just One More Vote To Kill The Nomination Of Betsy DeVos

Senate Democrats are within one vote of killing the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Education Secretary after both Republican…

6 years ago

Trump Education Pick Crumbles After Being Confronted About $200 Million In GOP Donations

"Do you think ... if your family has not made hundreds of millions of dollars of contributions to the Republican…

6 years ago

Trump Education Pick Will Inflict Generational Damage on America

DeVos has an appalling record on civil rights, no experience in or around public schools, and is intent on dismantling…

6 years ago

Trump Corruption Grows As Senators Nail Education Pick For $5.3 Million In Unpaid Fines

Democratic Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sent…

6 years ago

No American Is Safe from Trump’s Wrecking Crew Cabinet

Trump’s choices are unqualified, but they were chosen for their desire to eradicate federal agencies, not their level of competence…

6 years ago

Trump’s Education Secretary’s “School Choice” Movement Undermines Public Education

Efforts to undermine unions diminish democratic operations in our schools and disempower those who are most attuned to what our…

6 years ago

Trump Appoints Public School Enemy Number One To Decimate Education Department

DeVos has the potential to undermine progress by diverting resources and failing to uphold government’s responsibility to protect the needs…

6 years ago

Trump Picks Head Of Education Department After Promising To Eliminate It During Campaign

In one choice, Trump managed to abandon yet another campaign promise, while upsetting teachers unions and his most loyal supporters.

6 years ago