Education

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Is Creating A Financial Crisis For Students (VIDEO)

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Is Creating A Financial Crisis For Students (VIDEO)

Student debt is economically crippling a generation of Americans seeking higher education. So what is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos doing about it? About what we would expect any other member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet to do: run right into the arms of exploitative loan providers and eschew policies the prior administration enacted to prevent predatory […]

Nice Spell-Checking From The White House Staff — Secretary of ‘Educatuon’ (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Nice Spell-Checking From The White House Staff — Secretary of ‘Educatuon’ (TWEETS/VIDEO)

The White House Snapchat sent out a sweet-looking, probably staged publicity shot of Betsy DeVos and they misspelled “education.” Does anyone do any spell-checking at the White House? Apparently not. It almost seems fitting considering she doesn’t know anything about school or public education. As The Hill reported: “This is the first White House Easter Roll for […]

Tweet From Ivanka Trump Gets Rude Reception On Social Media (TWEETS)

Tweet From Ivanka Trump Gets Rude Reception On Social Media (TWEETS)

This is National Library Week, and it’s safe to say that one of this nation’s greatest treasures are its libraries, which are centers of information, learning, and education. Ivanka Trump thought it would be super spectacular to send some love out in honor of libraries, so she posted this on Twitter: This #NationalLibraryWeek, we honor […]

Tennessee Serves As A Role Model For Charter School Failure (VIDEO)

Tennessee Serves As A Role Model For Charter School Failure (VIDEO)

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump claim they want to provide parents “more choice” regarding the schools their children attend. Choice. Sounds appealing, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t want more choice? After all, aren’t we theoretically an independent nation where we are supposed to be have ample choices about…well…everything? Who wants a system with no […]

4 Reasons Some Young Americans Aren’t Fighting Back Anymore (VIDEO)

4 Reasons Some Young Americans Aren’t Fighting Back Anymore (VIDEO)

Young Americans just aren’t fighting back as much. Many millennials joined up in the Women’s March and other protests after the election, but we should be fighting the craziness of the Trump presidency. Here are some of the reasons for this, as presented by Alternet: 1. Student Loan Debt Many of us are under crushing […]

Democrats Rally Behind Bernie Sanders With A College-For-All Plan (VIDEO)

Democrats Rally Behind Bernie Sanders With A College-For-All Plan (VIDEO)

In fewer than 100 days in office, President Donald Trump has managed to get himself a personal FBI investigation, a tepid-at-best relationship with allies Germany and Australia, not one but two federal court blockages of his Muslim travel ban, members of Congress questioning his sanity, and the epic fail of the attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. […]

Thought Your Student Loan Would Be Forgiven? Maybe Not, And Now You Owe Lots More In Penalties And Late Fees

Thought Your Student Loan Would Be Forgiven? Maybe Not, And Now You Owe Lots More In Penalties And Late Fees

In 2007, The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program was enacted. This program promises to forgive the student loans of those who work in a variety of public service jobs. “The program generally covers people with federal student loans who work for 10 years at a government or non-profit organization, a diverse group that includes public school […]

New Mexico Outlaws The Shaming Of Kids Who Can’t Afford Lunch (VIDEO)

New Mexico Outlaws The Shaming Of Kids Who Can’t Afford Lunch (VIDEO)

New Mexico has passed a law outlawing the act of shaming children for not having enough money for lunch. One child in Alabama actually got a stamp on his arm saying, “I need lunch money.” The father said: “I can’t think of one logical reason why anyone would stamp on a note on a child’s […]

Resisting ‘The Trump Agenda’ Is Now A University Course – Are You Registered? (VIDEO)

Resisting ‘The Trump Agenda’ Is Now A University Course – Are You Registered? (VIDEO)

Are you looking to improve your activist skill set? Graduate students from Harvard have just launched a course in resisting “The Trump Agenda.” The course, officially called “Resistance School,” is a four-week course in anti-Trump activism that was created by progressive students at the Kennedy School of Government. “Resistance School is a free four session practical training […]

Wait, What? Is Bernie Sanders Running The Federal Reserve Now? (VIDEO)

Wait, What? Is Bernie Sanders Running The Federal Reserve Now? (VIDEO)

It sounded like it could be coming from the mouth of Vermont’s famously progressive, Democratic Socialist Senator. The sentiment expressed by the President of the Federal Reserve sounded more like it was coming from one Bernie’s primary rallies than from the man in charge of the nation’s central bank. Nevertheless, in a press briefing in New York […]

Canadian Politician’s Comments Spark Fears Of Outing LGBT Kids (VIDEO/TWEETS)

Canadian Politician’s Comments Spark Fears Of Outing LGBT Kids (VIDEO/TWEETS)

Jason Kenney has recently been elected leader of the Progressive Conservative party in Alberta, Canada. He has already courted controversy with remarks about informing parents of their children’s membership of groups such as the Gay-Straight Alliance. Kenney told Postmedia the following: “I do, however, think that parents have a right to know what’s going on with […]

Poor, Minority WV Students Face Warlike Conditions That Betsy DeVos Threatens Nationwide (VIDEO)

Poor, Minority WV Students Face Warlike Conditions That Betsy DeVos Threatens Nationwide (VIDEO)

Going to school in Harrison County, West Virginia, can be a great experience full of hope and a bright outlook for the future. The only catch is that you need to make sure you live in the right area. You should also be okay with prayers in schools despite the law. Finally, you should probably […]

Kentucky Governor Hastily Signs Damaging Anti-LGBT Bill Overnight (VIDEO)

Kentucky Governor Hastily Signs Damaging Anti-LGBT Bill Overnight (VIDEO)

Many Kentucky LGBT students woke up Monday morning facing more threats of discrimination. Governor Matt Bevin wasted no time during the late night hours signing a bill which would allow religious people to discriminate against LGBT students. This was also signed on the eve of President Donald Trump’s visit to Louisville, Kentucky. Coincidence? Maybe… Maybe not. […]

RWNJ Black Pastor: You ‘Hate God’ If You Don’t Want Prayer In School (AUDIO, VIDEO)

RWNJ Black Pastor: You ‘Hate God’ If You Don’t Want Prayer In School (AUDIO, VIDEO)

The religious right has used a very simple formula to get ahead over the years. By hyping up social issues like abortion and gay rights, they wedged away white voters–especially in the South–who would otherwise have no business voting Republican. For some time, they’ve tried to use that same formula to make inroads among black […]

Despicable Losers Tell Winners ‘Go Back To Mexico’ At Elementary School Robotics Challenge (VIDEO)

Despicable Losers Tell Winners ‘Go Back To Mexico’ At Elementary School Robotics Challenge (VIDEO)

What should have been a day of pride for five fourth-grade students in Indiana turned into an embarrassing one for all of Indiana. Students from Pleasant Run Elementary won a robotics competition for Indianapolis area schools, and the makeup of their team had their competitors whispering. The Pleasant Run PantherBots are comprised of two African American kids […]

Treating Students Like Prisoners: An Examination Of For-Profit Education Models

Treating Students Like Prisoners: An Examination Of For-Profit Education Models

Mysterious injuries. Bruises. Scratches. Body-slamming. Abrasions. These may not be unusual injuries in a criminal environment like prison, but they are not experiences typical high school students complain about as part of their educational milieu. Billed as a therapeutic day program, Paramount Academy in Reading, Pennsylvania was an alternative school for students in grades six […]

FL Bus Driver Traumatizes Child With Tales Of Burning In Hell — And Gets A Reward (VIDEO)

FL Bus Driver Traumatizes Child With Tales Of Burning In Hell — And Gets A Reward (VIDEO)

A Florida bus driver is facing criticism and administrative leave after telling a seven-year-old child that he and his two mothers are going to go to hell because the mothers are in a same-sex relationship. Violeta Jacobo was placed on paid administrative leave on Monday. A spokesperson for the school district said: “The School District’s […]

Trump’s New Executive Order Paves Way For President Bannon’s ‘Deconstruction’ Agenda (VIDEO)

Trump’s New Executive Order Paves Way For President Bannon’s ‘Deconstruction’ Agenda (VIDEO)

Touting it as a way to “trim waste” and “curb unnecessary spending,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order last night that could effectively dismantle major agencies of the federal government. After all, deconstruction is their M.O. The purpose of the order, as stated on the White House website is (emphasis mine): “… To improve […]

Stark Differences In How Michelle And Melania Celebrated International Women’s Day (VIDEO)

Stark Differences In How Michelle And Melania Celebrated International Women’s Day (VIDEO)

Wednesday, March 8, was International Women’s Day. Former First Lady Michelle Obama and current First Lady Melania Trump celebrated in very different ways. Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also celebrated International Women’s Day in her own way. Michelle Obama paid a surprise visit to a combined middle school and high school, […]

HBCU President Realizes Con Man-In-Chief Trump Conned Him (VIDEO)

HBCU President Realizes Con Man-In-Chief Trump Conned Him (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, over 100 presidents and chancellors of historically black colleges and universities spent two days meeting with Donald Trump and congressional leaders. Trump made a big deal of the gathering, promising that he would “do more for HBCUs than any president has done before.” Well, the president of one of those schools now […]

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