Betsy DeVos

Here’s who the free market thinks is next out the door at the White House

You could be forgiven for thinking there’s a bit of tension in the White House right now.<p>After all, it’s not every day that the administration’s communications director tells a reporter on the record that the president’s chief of staff is a “f‑‑‑ing paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac.” In that …

Reince Priebus

Trump administration is sitting on tens of thousands of student debt forgiveness claims

A letter released Wednesday by Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) reveals that the Trump administration has done little to help defrauded student loan borrowers since taking office.<p>Not a single application for debt relief under a federal statute known as borrower defense to repayment has been approved …

Trump Administration

Student loan companies to feds: Tell states to stop regulating us

Over the past few years, lawmakers in Maine, California, Illinois and elsewhere have worked to pass state laws that would require student loan companies to abide by certain rules as a way to protect borrowers. Now, these companies are asking the federal government to tell states to stop.<p>The …

Government

Betsy DeVos is right: In college sexual assault cases, due process matters

The Obama-era Office for Civil Rights lowered standards for convicting college students of sexual assault. We need to protect all students' rights.<p>In a series of meetings earlier this month, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos signaled strong disagreement with the Obama administration’s aggressive …

Law

Ivanka Trump’s silence on transgender troop ban not surprising: She honored Mike Pence the night before

Because Ivanka Trump billed herself as a champion of LBGTQ rights, she’s come under fire for remaining silent on her father’s announcement Wednesday …

Donald Trump

States bristle as DeVos and Department of Education critique their K-12 plans

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee of the …

Education

5 Reasons Why Democrats' 'Better Deal' Must Include Public Education

The Democratic Party rolled out "A Better Deal" this week, aimed at winning back working-class voters. The populist pitch takes aim at corporate …

Education

After Proposing $9 Billion Cut, Trump Making Salary Donation to Ed. Dept.

« School Choice Champion Announces Run for Senate Seat | Main | Lawmakers Ask Betsy DeVos to Clamp Down on 'Zero Tolerance' Discipline »<p>President …

Education

This week in the totalitarian White House

President Trump acts more like a totalitarian every day. How long before we have massive billboards of him on every corner and highway with his face and slogan looming over us? Hyperbolic? Well, in the White House press briefing yesterday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders began with two …

Opinion

President Trump Just Donated His Salary to the Education Department. Here's How Much He Wants to Cut From It

Trump wants to cut $9.2 billion from the department<p>Before he entered the Oval Office in January,Donald Trump pledged to donate his yearly salary of …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Democrats And Republicans To Betsy DeVos: Don't Keep Campus Rape Investigations "In The Dark"

Lawmakers sent the education secretary a letter urging her to keep up the practice of publicizing the names of colleges under investigation for mishandling of sexual violence.<p>A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pressuring Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to keep publishing the list of colleges and …

Trump Administration

Lawmakers Ask Betsy DeVos to Clamp Down on 'Zero Tolerance' Discipline

« After Proposing $9 Billion Cut, Trump Making Salary Donation to Ed. Dept. | Main | Trump Ed. Dept. Changes Process for ESSA Feedback »<p>More than 60 …

Education

Cabinet members beware: What Trump is doing to Sessions can happen to you

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just imagine you are a key member of the President's cabinet. Maybe you were completely loyal to him during the campaign; maybe you came around late in the game. Or maybe you were apolitical. Whatever your history, you're in the thick of it now. And you're in the job to serve the …

H. R. McMaster

Breaking: Trump Just Revealed Surprise Thing He's Doing With His Second-Quarter Salary

Advertisement - story continues below<p>President Donald Trump will donate his second-quarter salary to the Department of Education, the White House …

Conservative POV

Colleges should change how they handle sexual assault

<i>Lara Bazelon is an associate professor and director of the criminal-justice clinics at the University of San Francisco School of Law. John Villasenor is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a professor of public policy and engineering at the University of California at Los</i> …

Opinion

Betsy DeVos And The Education Department, 6 Months In

There's been considerable news coverage of the Trump administration, but less about what’s been going on at the Department of Education.

Education

LGBTs to America: 'We Told You So'

It didn’t even take long. Donald Trump’s been in office barely six months. Already LGBT people get to tell America: "We told you so."<p>Maybe listen to …

LGBTQ

When Do We Start Holding Trump Administration Officials Accountable for This Disastrous Presidency?

In the past six months of <b>Donald Trump</b>‘s presidency, anyone could have predicted that with appointments like white nationalist <b>Steve Bannon</b> and …

Donald Trump

WATCH: Conservatives Might Not Like Trump's Plan for His Second Quarter Salary

President Trump continues to make good on his promise to donate his presidential salary to charity (or, presumably, an organization doing good …

Conservative POV

The media today: What about the agencies?

<b>Steve Bannon,</b> Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Sanders, and now Anthony Scaramucci. These are a few of the names that dominate headlines around the Trump …

Columbia University

Betsy DeVos: Trump's illiberal ally seen as most dangerous education chief ever

The 59-year-old billionaire is said to be the spearhead of Trump’s agenda, and alarm is growing at her plans for privatization – and her erosion of civil rights<p>Ivanka Trump, wearing a blue lace dress, beamed, hugged, high-fived and took a group selfie. Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, smiled …

Education

Trump donation first-quarter salary to education

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is donating three months of his salary to the Department of Education.<p>White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump chose to give the department $100,000. His first quarter salary donation went to the Department of Interior.<p>Education Secretary …

Politics

What Has Betsy DeVos Actually Done After Nearly Six Months in Office?

—Carolyn Kaster/AP-File<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>When U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos came into office, many in the …

Education

Scientific American — a magazine not exactly focused on education — roasts Trump administration for pushing school vouchers

Scientific American isn’t a magazine that makes you immediately think of the subject of education policy, but the magazine has published in its August edition a piece criticizing the Trump administration for ignoring evidence in its push for school vouchers.<p>The article’s title says it all: “Trump …

Education

Betsy DeVos Needs to Hear Your Views, So Share Them

Commentary<p>More than protesting, public commenting has the potential to influence decisions<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>In an …

Education

Betsy Devos at ALEC: A Renewed Commitment to Turning Education into an Unregulated Marketplace

×<p>Ted Eytan<p>Education Secretary Betsy Devos addressed the members of the American Legislative Exchange Council, better known as ALEC, at the group’s …

Education

Betsy DeVos, Ivanka Trump team up for girls reading event

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos teamed up with Ivanka Trump on Tuesday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where the the …

Donald Trump

Trump donates his second-quarter salary to Education Department

President Trump has donated his second-quarter salary – totaling $100,000 – to the U.S. Department of Education, which will use the donation to help fund a summer camp focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – so-called STEM skills – at the department.<p>Education Secretary Betsy …

Andrews Air Force Base

Betsy DeVos calls protests a 'badge of honor,' shows she's settling in for the fight

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos won't let protesters get in the way of executing her vision for the country's schools.<p>Speaking to a crowd at the …

Education

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Votes Are In

Vice President Mike Pence provided the tie-breaking vote in the Senate’s motion to begin debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act.<p>Today in 5 Lines<p>Vice President Mike Pence provided the tie-breaking vote in the Senate’s motion to begin debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act. Arizona Senator …

U.S. Department of Education