Betsy DeVos Met With Boos, Protest At Commencement Speech

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Betsy DeVos delivered a commencement speech at the University of Baltimore on Monday, sparking protests from students and members of the community. Her speech focused on the topics of [...]

Teachers Condemn DeVos Rescinding Special Education Guidance Docs

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By Staff of Badass Teacher's Association - The Badass Teachers Association, a grassroots national education activist organization with over 200,000 teachers and education activists in their [...]

Betsy DeVos Gave $12.6 Million To Rocketship Charter Schools

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By Karen Wolfe for The Progressive - Silicon Valley-based Rocketship is a charter school chain with a bevy of star backers that’s reported sky-high student achievement and recently landed a $12.6 [...]

Seattle Educators Ready For DeVos

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By Staff of Diane Ravitch - My name is Jesse Hagopian and I teach ethnic studies at Seattle’s Garfield High School. I hope you didn’t just stop reading this letter after you heard the subject I [...]

Protesters Confront Betsy DeVos At The Harvard Kennedy School

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By Spencer Buell for Boston Daily - Protesters, some standing with their fists in the air and waving signs that included the words “white supremacist,” swarmed to greet Secretary of Education [...]

UB Students Protest Commencement Speaker Betsy DeVos

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By Elizabeth Janney for Baltimore Batch - Students last week were also protesting against DeVos at another campus, this time in Arlington, Virginia, where the education secretary announced plans [...]

DeVos Embrace Of Predatory For-Profit Colleges Is Breathtaking

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By David Halperin for Republic Report - Betsy DeVos, whose interest in education prior to the Trump administration seemed mostly focused on K-12 schools, has made her mark as Secretary of [...]

Hundreds Protest Betsy DeVos Ahead Of ALEC Speech In Denver

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By Alexandra Rosenmann for AlterNet - The ALEC meeting comes just a week after the education secretary's talks with men's rights activists. Hundreds of protesters descended on the Colorado [...]

Want To See How School Choice Leads To Segregation? Visit Betsy DeVos’ Hometown

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By Jennifer Berkshire for Alternet - Here, two decades of the policies that the Trump/DeVos education budget now wants to take national, have resulted in white flight and school closures, leaving [...]

DeVos’s Education Budget Throws Students To The Loan Sharks

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By Brad Poling for Occupy - The Washington Post last week revealed a draft of the Education Department’s proposed budget, which it described as a “near final version of the bill.” The proposal, [...]

Diane Ravitch: Betsy DeVos Is A Monster The Democrats Helped Create

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By Jacob Sugarman for AlterNet - $9.2 billion—that's the amount the Trump administration plans to slice from the Department of Education, according to its latest budget proposal. The carnage [...]

Graduating Students Boo Betsy DeVos During Commencement Speech

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By Andrew Emett for Nation of Change - During a university commencement speech on Wednesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos received a cold reception as hundreds of graduating students stood up [...]

What Betsy DeVos Means When She Says ‘Public Schools’

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By Jeff Bryant for Education Opportunity Network - Betsy DeVos once called public schools a “dead end,” but now that she’s U.S. Secretary of Education, she’s suddenly all for them. At least [...]

Randi & Lily, For The Good Of Unions, Please Step Down

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By Steven Singer in Gadfly On The Wall. Unions are facing hard times. We are under attack by the new fascist wing of the Republican party. So-called “right to work” laws are being drafted [...]

Newsletter: Protest Is Working & Growing

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. People are recognizing that they have power to protest in a lot of areas. Some see the potential for protest at work, such as the [...]