Tag: Betsy DeVos

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DeVos to Striking Teachers: ‘Serve the Students’

“I think about the kids,” the secretary said, reports the Dallas News. “I think we need to stay focused on what’s right for kids. And I hope that adults would keep adult disagreements and disputes in a separate place, and serve the students that are there to be served.”

Oakland mayor Jerry Brown (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

Title IX Veto: Is Jerry Brown the Last True Liberal?

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Monday that would have preserved the Obama administration’s new guidelines for sexual assault cases on university campuses, and which the Trump administration has reversed.

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USC Student Acquitted of Rape; May Still Face Campus Discipline

Last week, after reviewing evidence from security footage, a California judge dropped charges against University of Southern California (USC) student Armaan Premjee, 20, after finding that his female accuser was the party that initiated the sexual encounter.

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John Podesta: ‘I See No Sign’ Donald Trump Will Be Impeached

In a one-on-one interview with the Washington Post’s Daily 2020 Live on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chief John Podesta said he does not see any indication that President Donald Trump will be impeached, despite the fact that so many in his party are calling for it.

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Exclusive: Sarah Palin on Donald Trump’s First 100 Days

Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate, looked at the first one hundred days of President Trump’s administration on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow.

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Sen. Tim Scott: DeVos Brings Reform, Competition to American Education

The Republican senator who introduced new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee told reporters shortly after the Senate’s Tuesday vote to confirm DeVos that her taking over federal education programs is long overdue.

In this photo taken Feb. 12, 2015, sixth grade teacher Carrie Young guides her students through an exercise on their laptops as practice for the the Common Core State Standards Test in her classroom at Morgan Elementary School South in Stockport, Ohio. On Tuesday, Ohio becomes the first state to …

David Webb: Education Choice Under Fire in D.C. and Ohio

While the battle rages on in the Senate over the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary, there is opposition from two Republican senators, Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Collins has a 100 percent rating and Murkowski an 89 percent rating from the National Education Association. There is also opposition by another billionaire in the school choice movement, Eli Broad, who has given money to both Democrats and Republicans.