education

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 […]

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 […]

Trump Budget Would Devastate Native American Communities (VIDEO)

Trump Budget Would Devastate Native American Communities (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget makes dramatic cuts to what little remains of the social safety net. If the budget is approved, many will suffer. But Native Americans will be among those hit hardest by the budget’s extreme austerity. To really understand the abject cruelty of this budget, you have to understand that tribal communities […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Common Fallacies Used By RWNJs And How To Beat Them (VIDEO)

Common Fallacies Used By RWNJs And How To Beat Them (VIDEO)

We’ve all done battle with the infamous basement-dwelling keyboard warriors on the internet. Many of us have had real life encounters with unbelievably stupid idiots that you just know finished watching Alex Jones and went out to the grocery store looking to edu-ma-cate some librul idgits on the “facts” of real-world politicking. They’re out there, […]

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 […]

White Privilege: Explaining A Perfectly Inconvenient Truth (VIDEO)

White Privilege: Explaining A Perfectly Inconvenient Truth (VIDEO)

‘White Privilege’ is a term that comes up often in regards to social justice, and therefore politics. Reading the different comments out there reveals that many people don’t understand what white privilege refers to. Consequently, those same people don’t understand the arguments against it (mostly by people of color) want from their society, their government. Put simply, White […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why You’re Not Really Mad That Trump Is Cutting Arts Funding (VIDEO)

Why You’re Not Really Mad That Trump Is Cutting Arts Funding (VIDEO)

Since the inaugural days of the Trump Administration, it’s been clear that they’re not big fans of the arts. The only books Trump knows of, after all, are The Holy Bible and The Art of the Deal and I suspect he’s read neither. Confirming this suspicion that Trump is an enemy of the arts is […]

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. […]

Trump Inspires A New Generation Of Women – Opposing Him (IMAGES)

Trump Inspires A New Generation Of Women – Opposing Him (IMAGES)

Here is the truth of every matter: there are always two sides to the story. With all that Trump has done just in his first month of office, there has been a lot of fear and anger going around. However, there is always good that comes from a situation like this. President Trump has mobilized […]

Now What? Republican Rep. Plans To Kill Dept. of Ed (VIDEO)

Now What? Republican Rep. Plans To Kill Dept. of Ed (VIDEO)

As if America’s public schools haven’t suffered enough today. This is the day when the Republicans in the Senate, with the notable exceptions of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Me) and Susan Murkowski (R-Ak), voted to approve the least qualified Secretary of Education in our nation’s history. As if it wasn’t demoralizing enough to teachers across the […]

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