Education

WATCH: Betsy DeVos Speaks About School Choice – Skimps On The Details

WATCH: Betsy DeVos Speaks About School Choice – Skimps On The Details

This week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos gave a speech at the American Federation for Children Summit 2017. She keeps talking about school choice, but she seems to be skimping on the details of how that will work. She said: “We must offer the widest number of quality options to every family and every child. We […]

Tomi Lahren Decided To Lecture Notre Dame ‘Snowflakes’–It Did Not End Well For Her (TWEETS)

Tomi Lahren Decided To Lecture Notre Dame ‘Snowflakes’–It Did Not End Well For Her (TWEETS)

On Sunday, dozens of graduating students at Notre Dame University walked out when the person speaking at their commencement ceremony, Mike Pence, began his address. If you missed it, here’s video: The students said they were expressing their disagreement with the Trump-Pence administration, and they certainly had every right to do what they did. But […]

Teacher Blasts Education Secretary Betsy DeVos In Open Letter: ‘You Are Who We Thought You Were’

Teacher Blasts Education Secretary Betsy DeVos In Open Letter: ‘You Are Who We Thought You Were’

From the moment she was nominated by Donald Trump to serve as Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has been under fire from those concerned that her unorthodox views on how to best educate students could wind up creating two separate systems: One for the wealthy and another for everyone else. Teachers were especially opposed to […]

‘Academic Freedom’ Education Bills Gaining Momentum In The US (VIDEO)

‘Academic Freedom’ Education Bills Gaining Momentum In The US (VIDEO)

A new series of bills passing in various states around the country are calling for “academic freedom,” which sounds good and all. However, these bills are being used to teach that creationism and evolution are both equally valid theories. They want to allow teachers to present all sides of controversial issues such as evolution and […]

NC Repubs Punish Kids Because Dems Tried To Give Them Better Lives (TWEETS)

NC Repubs Punish Kids Because Dems Tried To Give Them Better Lives (TWEETS)

The Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly may have set the standard for legislative pettiness and vindictiveness last year. When Charlotte passed an ordinance giving transgender individuals the right to use the bathroom matching their gender identity, the state legislature responded by ramming through a monstrously homophobic and discriminatory response–the now-infamous House Bill 2. And […]

WATCH: Betsy DeVos Showered In Boos While Delivering Commencement Speech

WATCH: Betsy DeVos Showered In Boos While Delivering Commencement Speech

Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s completely unqualified Education Secretary, faced a tough crowd today. DeVos was invited to speak at the graduation ceremony for Bethune-Cookman University, an historically black university (HBCU) in Daytona Beach, FL. She was met with a chorus of boos as she tried to speak, prompting an attempted intervention from university president […]

Pro-Trump Pastors Have Degrees As Fraudulent As They Are (VIDEO)

Pro-Trump Pastors Have Degrees As Fraudulent As They Are (VIDEO)

By now, most of the nation knows that Donald Trump is a con man. That’s the only thing you can conclude from his approval ratings, which are the worst on record for any president after his first 100 days. As of May 1, Gallup pegged Trump’s weekly average approval rating at 41 percent–the lowest for […]

Trey Gowdy Accepts Honorary Degree From Victim-Blaming ‘University’ (VIDEO)

Trey Gowdy Accepts Honorary Degree From Victim-Blaming ‘University’ (VIDEO)

By now, most of you know that Donald Trump is due to give the commencement address at Liberty University next Saturday–in part to pay back his massive debt to the religious right. Even allowing for that, Trump’s move is hard to understand, given that Liberty’s law school is currently facing a RICO lawsuit for its […]

Agriculture Sec. Rolls Back School Nutrition Standards – Gives New Meaning To ‘Let’s Move’ (VIDEO)

Agriculture Sec. Rolls Back School Nutrition Standards – Gives New Meaning To ‘Let’s Move’ (VIDEO)

It’s starting to appear as though the Trump administration’s primary objective is to erase any legacy the first Black President of the United States took eight years to build. From a slew of executive orders rolling back regulations regarding the environment, healthcare, immigration, and national security, to cabinet appointees obviously sent to dismantle the departments they were […]

Trump’s Newest Target Is Young Girls, But It’s Not What You Think

Trump’s Newest Target Is Young Girls, But It’s Not What You Think

Donald Trump is still doing his level best to make life worse for as many people as possible. In his first three months, he has rolled back virtually every limit to corporate greed and filled our streams with coal waste. Now the blustering buffoon has set his sights on the education of young girls around […]

Betsy DeVos’ Conflicts Of Interest – She May Profit From The Student Loan Crisis (VIDEO)

Betsy DeVos’ Conflicts Of Interest – She May Profit From The Student Loan Crisis (VIDEO)

Due to her vested interests in financial institutions profiting from student loan debt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may be complicit when the next financial meltdown occurs. The Obama administration put in place policies requiring the US Education Department to investigate loan servicing companies’ past conduct before the government awarded lucrative contracts. Those contracts were required to include certain consumer protections, such […]

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 […]

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