More details are emerging about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposal to overhaul how school districts and universities handle sexual harassment and assault complaints, and all I can say is, fuck you, Betsy.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of #MeToo, the New York Times reports that Education Secretary Betsy Devos wants to protect college campuses from complaints of sexual misconduct, in particular making schools accountable “only for formal complaints filed through proper authorities and for conduct said to have…
On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that Betsy DeVos’s Education Department is mulling the possibility of allowing states and districts to use federal funding to arm teachers with guns. This is according to “multiple people with knowledge of the plan.”
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Somebody seems to have untied a yacht owned by the Devos family last night, setting it briefly adrift. The important information in this news story is that it’s just one of TEN YACHTS belonging to the Devos family. How in the hell do you have TEN YACHTS?
Students, teachers, and parents from across the country are pleading with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to do the one thing she has pledged not to do: examine the role guns play in school shootings—a very reasonable request! Unfortunately, DeVos was not present at the meeting. A metaphor!
Fourteen-year-old Torin Hodgman decided to make a statement when Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited their Michigan school: Hodgman wore a floor length transgender pride flag that was impossible to ignore, even for someone as mind-numbingly aloof as DeVos.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, a woman who supports arming teachers with guns and stripping protections for victims of sexual assault, also believes that schools should be able to decide whether or not to report undocumented students to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This is what the Trump administration means…
A team investigating fraud by for-profit colleges is getting defanged under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Coincidentally, some of DeVos’s top hires in the Department of Education are former deans, lawyers, and executives from for-profit colleges!
Right-wing billionaires are sure to disapprove of any large-scale public action that underlines how bad their preferred policies are, and indeed, a large number of them are supporting a PR effort to discredit the teacher’s strikes happening around the country—including, in a fun twist, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’…
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Education Secretary and billionaire conservative donor Betsy DeVos sat down for an interview with Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes last night, and it’s not entirely clear that she has a better understanding of the country’s education system than she did at her confirmation hearing, when she suggested that schools in places…
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos went to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday to meet with students—students desperate to keep guns out of their school—then turned around and told the press that she supports putting guns in schools.
Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education and enemy of common decency, showed up to the White House dressed as Ms. Frizzle for Halloween. Yes, DeVos sees herself as the classic beloved cartoon character dedicated to making science accessible and fun, though she has literally been working to make learning less accessible and…
Representative Jackie Speier, along with members of the Democratic Women’s Working Group, introduced a bill on Thursday that would codify Title IX in the wake of rollbacks from the Trump administration.