Betsy DeVos

University Of Southern Florida Case Is Emblematic Of US Rape Culture (Video)

University Of Southern Florida Case Is Emblematic Of US Rape Culture  (Video)

From Harvey Weinstein to Charlie Rose, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), recent workplace sexual misconduct allegations have dominated daily headlines. Amid all the high-profile accusations, though, it’s easy to forget one environment no stranger to sexual assault and harassment–the college campus. All across the country, students are accusing college and university […]

Betsy DeVos Has A Bad Habit Of Not Showing Up For Work (TWEET)

Betsy DeVos Has A Bad Habit Of Not Showing Up For Work (TWEET)

A lot of people in Donald Trump’s administration give the impression that they really aren’t qualified to serve at such a high level. But one person in particular leaves people wondering, “What is s/he doing there?” Namely, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Without a doubt, DeVos is the most unqualified Cabinet-level official in recent memory. She […]

Education Dept.’s Next Move–Rescind Students’ Civil Rights Protections (Video)

Education Dept.’s Next Move–Rescind Students’ Civil Rights Protections (Video)

Upon assuming her role as the nation’s education advocate, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos decided to rescind support requiring the U.S. Education Department to investigate loan servicing companies’ past conduct before the government awards lucrative contracts. Interestingly, these are the very companies in which DeVos and her family have vested business interests. Then she reversed former President Barack Obama’s directive […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Betsy DeVos’ Title IX Review Reminds Us About White Women’s Enabling Of Toxic White Masculinity

What Betsy DeVos’ Title IX Review Reminds Us About White Women’s Enabling Of Toxic White Masculinity

A key tenet of the feminist movement is rape and sexual assault advocacy. Donald Trump openly bragged about the crime of sexual assault when he boasted about grabbing women by their “p*ssies.” His admission didn’t matter in November 2016; Trump was still elected. Women came out in overwhelming numbers to support Trump’s race-baiting, fear peddling, hate […]

‘Just Grab ‘Em By The P*ssy’ – White House Removes Stats On Sexual Assault From Website

‘Just Grab ‘Em By The P*ssy’ – White House Removes Stats On Sexual Assault From Website

The feminist movement is built in large part around a woman’s right to be seen and heard as more than property. Therefore, when audio was released of Donald Trump bragging about using his status as a wealthy male to sexually assault women, the fair expectation became that women nationwide would rally together in support of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Devos’ Pick To Head Civil Rights Division Once Claimed She Was Discriminated Against For Being White (TWEETS/VIDEO)

Devos’ Pick To Head Civil Rights Division Once Claimed She Was Discriminated Against For Being White (TWEETS/VIDEO)

As if this administration didn’t have enough white supremacists, another one is about to join. White Privilege Secretary of State Betsy DeVos informed the world about the dangers of grizzlies in school. After pandering to the NRA and getting sworn in, she’s now looking for someone to temporarily head the U.S. Department of Education’s Office […]

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 […]

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 […]

DeVos Uses HBCUs As Positive Example School Choice – There’s Just One TINY Problem (VIDEO)

DeVos Uses HBCUs As Positive Example School Choice – There’s Just One TINY Problem (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has gotten more than she bargained for after buying her cabinet position. DeVos, a long-time advocate of charter schools and “school choice,” decided to use Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to score political points and make a case for her agenda. However, her plan (as is usually […]