Department of Education

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Education Secretary Nominee Plagiarized Her Responses On Senate Questionnaire

Education Secretary Nominee Plagiarized Her Responses On Senate Questionnaire

Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s choice to serve as Secretary of Education, has been a controversial choice from the beginning. And today was supposed to be when a Senate panel would vote to decide whether or not the DeVos nomination goes forward. But new evidence uncovered by the Washington Post may well bring her confirmation to […]

Dems Unite Against Trump Sec. Of Ed Pick DeVos – Swamp GOP With Calls (VIDEO)

Dems Unite Against Trump Sec. Of Ed Pick DeVos – Swamp GOP With Calls (VIDEO)

Betsy DeVos, the Michigan billionaire with no education experience who’s been tapped by the Trump administration to run the Department of Education, will have exactly zero Democrats backing her in her upcoming confirmation vote. Leading the attack is Al Franken, the comedian turned Democratic senator from Minnesota, who has been vocal about DeVos’ evident incompetence: […]

WATCH As Al Franken Slams Trump’s Education Secy. Pick For Her Support Of Gay Conversion Therapy

WATCH As Al Franken Slams Trump’s Education Secy. Pick For Her Support Of Gay Conversion Therapy

Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the next Secretary of Education, is not only totally unqualified and even hostile to public education, she’s also a big advocate of what is known as gay “conversion therapy.” This sham “therapy” can involve everything from prayer to electric shock as a way to make people straight. […]

Ben Carson Wants To Use The Department of Education To Violate Your First Amendment Rights

Ben Carson Wants To Use The Department of Education To Violate Your First Amendment Rights

The more I hear from Ben Carson, the more terrified I become of the harm he would cause as our President. I try to give everyone a fair chance, but when you say things like Muslims should not be President, or that the Holocaust would not have happened if there had been more guns, I have a […]