Education

The GOP Tax Plan: ‘Teachers, Give Your Deductions To Your Corporate Overlords’ (Video)

The GOP Tax Plan: ‘Teachers, Give Your Deductions To Your Corporate Overlords’ (Video)

Even if the rumors about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ impending resignation are true, the attack upon America’s teachers is just getting started. The Supreme Court announced in September it is going to hear early next year the Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) case that threatens to flip the entire nationwide public […]

Rumor Has It Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Will Soon Resign (Video)

Rumor Has It Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Will Soon Resign (Video)

Expect the next resignation from President Donald Trump’s administration to come fairly soon. But it’s probably not going to be over Russian collusion, money laundering, or lying to the FBI. This resignation may occur over “lack of influence.” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is rumored to be the next Trump official to quit, according to Thomas Toch, […]

This Girl Tried To Poison Her Roommate Because Of Her Race (VIDEO/PHOTO)

This Girl Tried To Poison Her Roommate Because Of Her Race (VIDEO/PHOTO)

One of the most horrifying racially-motivated incidents in recent years unfolded last month at a small college in Connecticut. A white freshman there wanted to get rid of her roommate, apparently because she didn’t want to room with a black woman. But she decided to do it in a despicable way–by deliberately poisoning her. Now […]

Betsy DeVos Strikes Again–This Time It’s Against Disabled Students (Video)

Betsy DeVos Strikes Again–This Time It’s Against Disabled Students (Video)

In America, we believe everyone should be educated. An educated populace is the backbone of democracy. To that end, we promise to all children the right to a free public education, regardless of socioeconomic status, disability, or immigration status. Well, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is working hard to do something about that. DeVos has already […]

NJ Teacher Tells Class To ‘Speak American’ (VIDEO)

NJ Teacher Tells Class To ‘Speak American’ (VIDEO)

Last week, a high school class in Cliffside Park, New Jersey played host to one of the most staggeringly racist incidents in recent memory. When a teacher overheard some of her students speaking Spanish, she snapped that they ought to “speak American.” On Thursday, The Daily Voice learned about a disturbing video from Cliffside Park […]

NC Klansmen Actively Recruiting High School Kids (TWEET)

NC Klansmen Actively Recruiting High School Kids (TWEET)

By now, you know that on Friday night, Richard Spencer and several of his racist, neo-Nazi, and white supremacist friends returned to Charlottesville for another Tiki torch rally. But what you may not know is that while Spencer and his buddies were chanting “You will not replace us!” in Charlottesville, an equally disturbing scene was […]

Obama-Era Sexual Assault Investigations Were Problematic–Here’s Why (VIDEO)

Obama-Era Sexual Assault Investigations Were Problematic–Here’s Why (VIDEO)

On Friday afternoon, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded guidelines issued by the Obama administration on how colleges and universities should address sexual assault on campus. DeVos contended that the rules outlined in a 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter and a 2014 follow-up “lacked basic elements of fairness” and trampled on the rights of those accused of […]

Here’s What Germany Can Teach Us About Remembering An Ugly Past (Video)

Here’s What Germany Can Teach Us About Remembering An Ugly Past (Video)

We are at an interesting time in our history. We will not soon forget the 2016 election and whatever transpired or will transpire over the next couple of years. But President Donald Trump’s ascendancy is not a historical aberration, although it may be for us. The United States has always regarded itself as a paragon […]

James Comey Has A New Gig — And It Will Probably Surprise You (VIDEO)

James Comey Has A New Gig — And It Will Probably Surprise You (VIDEO)

  Former FBI Director James Comey has been in the headlines for a long time now. Most recently for being controversially fired by President Donald Trump. Before that, he was involved in the investigation into the issue of Hillary Clinton’s email and private server, that dominated headlines right up until the 2016 election. The question […]

Atlanta School Drops The Hammer On Students Who Mocked The Holocaust (VIDEO)

Atlanta School Drops The Hammer On Students Who Mocked The Holocaust (VIDEO)

A few weeks ago, several current and former students at an elite private school in Atlanta got the bright idea to play a beer pong game that made fun of the Holocaust. They may have thought it was funny at the time, but they certainly aren’t laughing now. After school officials got wind of it, several […]

NC School Board Member Tries To Blame Dems For Racism–And Fails (TWEET)

NC School Board Member Tries To Blame Dems For Racism–And Fails (TWEET)

Lately, whenever Democrats have called for Confederate statues and monuments to be taken down, critics have harrumphed that those monuments were originally erected by Democrats–conveniently forgetting that those decisions were made in a time before the national party came to its senses on civil rights. A school board member in my hometown of Charlotte found this […]

Liberty Alumni Send Powerful Message to Trump-Worshiping University President (AUDIO/TWEETS)

Liberty Alumni Send Powerful Message to Trump-Worshiping University President (AUDIO/TWEETS)

A lot of religious right leaders have remained loyal to Donald Trump in the face of the almost daily outrages from his administration. That includes perhaps the biggest outrage of all that isn’t Russia-related–his equivocating stand on the white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. One of those so-called leaders is Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University. […]

RWNJ Radio Host Advocates Burning Down Public Schools (AUDIO)

RWNJ Radio Host Advocates Burning Down Public Schools (AUDIO)

The religious right would like us to believe that all it wants is to give Americans with “traditional values” a place at the table. But occasionally, when prominent fundies think no one else is listening, they reveal their true agenda–turning this country into a Christianized version of Taliban-era Afghanistan, or the portions of Syria and […]

Sex And The City Star Considers Throwing Her Hat In The Political Ring (VIDEO)

Sex And The City Star Considers Throwing Her Hat In The Political Ring (VIDEO)

What do Mark Zuckerberg, The Rock, Jerry Springer, Caitlyn Jenner, and Oprah all have in common? All successful, yes. All celebrities, yes. The other thing that currently binds them all, is that they are considering running for politics in some form or another. It seems the election of a person with absolutley no political or […]

Justice Department Wants To Use Funds To Eliminate Affirmative Action (VIDEO)

Justice Department Wants To Use Funds To Eliminate Affirmative Action (VIDEO)

According to the Trump administration, there’s a a serious problem plaguing our colleges and universities. It isn’t student loan debt. It isn’t campus sexual assault. It isn’t skyrocketing tuition costs. It’s the feeling among white students they’re being discriminated against. That’s right. White students feel oppressed. The system is treating them unfairly. And the administration […]

DeVos’ Civil Rights Chief: 90 Percent Of Campus Rape Claims Are ‘Bogus’ (VIDEO)

DeVos’ Civil Rights Chief: 90 Percent Of Campus Rape Claims Are ‘Bogus’ (VIDEO)

On Monday, Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) called for Betsy DeVos to remove her acting civil rights chief, Candice Jackson, for “callous” comments about campus sexual assault. Jackson said that “90 percent” of campus rape allegations: “…Fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’ ‘we broke up, and six months later I found myself under […]

States Sue Betsy DeVos’ Education Department Over Delaying Student Loan Protections (VIDEO)

States Sue Betsy DeVos’ Education Department Over Delaying Student Loan Protections (VIDEO)

After a few months of relative quiet, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos finds herself once again in the headlines for her conflicts of interest with for-profit colleges. The Obama Administration set in place policies requiring the U.S. Education Department to investigate loan servicing companies’ past conduct before the government awarded lucrative contracts. Those contracts were required to include certain consumer […]

Why I Wish My Fifth Graders Were Running The Country (TWEETS)

Why I Wish My Fifth Graders Were Running The Country (TWEETS)

I was a fifth grade teacher for a lot of years. I’ve spent countless hours encouraging children to be thoughtful, moral, cooperative members of our classroom community. The idea was to help young people understand their place in society. We worked on these skills every single day, all day. We learned, slowly, that we don’t have […]

Charter School Selectively Enforced Racist Hair Policy Until Twins Spoke Out (VIDEO)

Charter School Selectively Enforced Racist Hair Policy Until Twins Spoke Out (VIDEO)

These girls were banned from prom and track over their hair extensions. Meet Mya and Deanna Cook: The school policy says no hair dye or hair extensions, but the white kids were allowed to have streaks and highlights. This is completely unfair, and some are saying that it is racist because the school seems to […]

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