- The Evolution of Betsy DeVos
- > Oct 3, 7:05 AM: In her most resolute wording to date, the Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said that the federal government should not create a new private school choice program – a far cry from where she stood on that issue upon her confirmation
- Devos rebuts critics during Harvard visit
- > Sep 29, 7:16 AM: Betsy DeVos said it’s a “badge of honor” to be dubbed the “school choice” Secretary of Education during an address last night at Harvard, where she spoke as students staged a silent protest just feet away from the
- U.S. Putting $253 Million Into Charter School Expansion
- Sep 29, 7:15 AM: The federal government is pumping $253 million into the expansion and creation of charter schools, with hopes of helping students in low-income communities.
- Supreme Court poised to deal a sharp blow to unions for teachers and public employees
- > Sep 29, 7:13 AM: The Supreme Court is poised to deal a sharp blow to the unions that represent millions of teachers and other public employees, announcing Thursday it will consider striking down the mandatory fees that support collective
- U.S. Schools Brace For An Influx Of Students From Puerto Rico
- > Sep 28, 7:15 AM: Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, students who can't return to school may need to continue their education on the mainland. Some of the largest school districts in Florida, plus major cities like New York
- Segregation lingers in US schools 60 years after Little Rock
- > Sep 25, 7:11 AM: Six decades later, the sacrifice of those black students stands as a symbol of the turbulence of the era, but also as a testament to an intractable problem: Though legal segregation has long ended, few white and minority students
- As Voucher Programs Proliferate Nationally, Failing Charter Schools Have Begun to Privatize (CER in the news)
- Sep 21, 7:13 AM: A recent nationwide review found that at least 16 failing or struggling charter schools in five states have gone private with the help of publicly funded voucher programs.
- DeVos: States should look to innovation to give families choices; protesters say focus should stay on public schools
- Sep 15, 7:19 AM: At the end of her visit to four Nebraska schools Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said it is in the hands of states and local communities to come up with innovative ways to offer school choice to parents.
- Survey: Millennials hold complex views on education
- > Sep 14, 7:05 AM: The new survey found that many millennials support publicly funded vouchers that help cover low-income students’ tuition at private schools. The proposal is radioactive to most Democrats and teachers’ unions, but GenForward found
- DeVos Asks the Education Establishment to ‘Rethink’ Schools
- Sep 13, 7:06 AM: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos slammed the established "education system" Tuesday, kicking off a "Rethink School" tour to highlight innovative ways educators are meeting the needs of students in K-12 and higher education.
- How teachers' unions became the paper tigers of education reform (By Jeanne Allen)
- > Sep 8, 7:08 AM: The Chinese term "paper tiger" (zhilaohu) describes someone who appears to have power but who is actually weak and conquerable. It's a perfect description of the nation's largest teachers' unions, something to bear in mind when
- Education by the Numbers
- > Sep 8, 7:06 AM: The statistics here suggest how much has changed — and not changed — in the more than 60 years since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education was supposed to make education equally accessible to all
- Senate panel rejects Trump’s proposed federal education cuts
- > Sep 8, 7:05 AM: Among the largest cuts sought by the administration were $2 billion to a federal program used to hire and train teachers, and $1.2 billion to a program that helps school districts pay for after-school and summer learning programs.
- Democrats list 29 ways they say Betsy DeVos is hurting public education
- > Sep 7, 6:52 AM: Titled “Back to School: The Many Ways Secretary DeVos Has Hurt Students, Teachers and Parents,” the memo says DeVos and President Trump have moved to promote their agenda of school choice, or alternatives to public education, by,
- Education leaders call on Trump to protect ‘dreamers’
- > Sep 5, 7:07 AM: Some educators have said that Trump’s immigration policies and rhetoric have created additional stress for undocumented students or for children whose parents are undocumented. Some schools have worked to ease the stress and have
- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tours classrooms in Mobile, likes what she sees
- > Sep 1, 7:04 AM: DeVos has drawn criticism for a focus on alternatives that some say works to the detriment of public schools, and in a tour of Florida earlier this week she drew fire for visiting no public schools. Asked about the criticism, DeVos
- DeVos had a public agenda for Florida schools meetings ... and a private one
- > Aug 31, 6:59 AM: A day after visiting a private religious school and a public charter school in Tallahassee, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spent Wednesday speaking behind closed doors with various education stakeholders, business leaders and
- Praising Florida’s ‘innovation,’ DeVos avoids traditional public schools
- > Aug 30, 7:07 AM: While advocating for “innovative” learning in Florida’s capital city on Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s education chief drew complaints for choosing to tour two schoolsthat are atypical of the traditional public school experience
- Americans express support for traditional public schools in new poll, even as Trump disparages them
- Aug 29, 7:02 AM: A majority of Americans polled also said they oppose programs that use public money for private and religious school education, policies that are supported by President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
- Number of charter schools, students in U.S. rises: report
- Aug 23, 7:01 AM: The number of children attending charter schools in the United States hit a record of about 6 percent of all students in public schools, according to a federal education report released on Tuesday.