Tag Archives: Betsy DeVos

Betsy’s “F”

The Alliance to Reclaim our Schools (AROS) is out with a Report Card for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Turns out, she’s not doing so well. In fact, they assign her a grade of “F.” Here’s more on why: To assess the Secretary’s leadership, we reviewed the U.S. Department of Education’s mission and purpose statements, and […]

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A Letter for Betsy

Educator Patrick Kearney offers some thoughts on the Trump Administration’s proposed education budget: Your first budget for the Department of Education is out and it’s a doozy. You eliminate $1.2 billion from after-school programs that serve 1.6 million children, you cut $27 million in arts education, $12 million for Special Olympics programs, and eliminate a […]

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A Note from Lily

She wants you to email Betsy DeVos: It looks like Betsy DeVos hasn’t learned anything about our nation’s public schools in her first few months as Education Secretary. Later today, she’s unveiling her plans to cut billions of dollars in public education funding while diverting taxpayer dollars from public schools to unaccountable private schools via […]

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Trump’s Reverse Robin Hood on Education

From Carol Burris at the Network for Public Education: Trump’s budget would axe after-school programs known as the 21st Century Community Learning Centers which help school districts, churches and nonprofit groups serve more than 1.6 million American children, most of whom are poor. In defending the cuts to such programs, White House Office of Management […]

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Thoughts on Cabinet Members

A series of statements on Cabinet members confirmed and supported by Tennessee’s U.S. Senators from Tennessee Citizen Action: On Steve Mnuchin: Now, the duo has voted to confirm the “Foreclosure King” as Secretary of the Treasury. Mnuchin is the consummate swamp dweller, working at Goldman Sachs and running a mortgage business that made millions foreclosing […]

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Stopping Betsy DeVos

Efforts to stop the confirmation of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos are ramping up ahead of her HELP Committee confirmation vote scheduled for Tuesday, January 31st. Here are a few notes from Tennessee Education Report:   While Senator Lamar Alexander issued a statement in defense of DeVos, it’s interesting to note:   Listening to her […]

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A Vulture Descends on DOE

From Tennessee Education Report: Fortunately, we have a preview of what education policy could look like if (Trump Secretary of Education nominee Betsy)DeVos has her way. Unfortunately, that outlook is pretty grim. In June, I wrote about Detroit’s experiment with school choice — an experiment designed and supported by DeVos. Essentially, the system DeVos champions […]

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