Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos Confirms That She Will Literally Never Stand up Against Discrimination

Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA) recently pushed Betsy Devos on her budget proposal, which will cut $11 billion from the Department of …

Education

We Fact-Checked the Trump Administration's Statements About the Middle East, Medicaid, and Education Funding

Here are the claims.<p><i>PolitiFact is an independent fact-checking organization dedicated to helping the public sort fact from fiction in American politics. Teen Vogue has teamed up with PolitiFact to bring rigorously fact-checked information to Teen Vogue readers. To submit a claim that you think</i> …

Trump Administration

DeVos on School Vouchers

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Providing Funds to Schools That Discriminate” (news article, May 25):<p>I am sickened by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s testimony before the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, when she refused to say whether federal funds for voucher programs …

Education

Trump Is Captaining A Federal Ghost Ship--But Is That Good News or Bad News?

Four months into the new Trump administration, I decided to pick one department I know reasonably well and see what kind of people are being appointed to senior staff positions at the US Department of Education: deputy secretary, undersecretary and assistant secretaries. We know that Secretary …

Opinion

Student loan program faces uncertain future amid sweeping proposals

Millions of students who take out debt in the U.S. could be subject to a vastly different borrower experience if the $1.4 trillion federal loan program moves to the Treasury Department’s oversight.<p>President Trump's proposal to shift that program from the Department of Education appeared to be …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Trump K-12 Priorities on Full Display in 2018 Budget Pitch

—Carolyn Kaster/AP<p>Big boost sought for school choice amid deep cuts to other programs<p>Printer-Friendly<p>Email Article<p>Reprints<p>Comments<p>President Donald …

Education

Scientists find BUS sized dino

Fox News · Technology · 14 minutes ago<p>Read on Fox News<p>Scientists find BUS sized dino<p>Washington needs high-level science and technology expertise – …

One Belt, One Road

Hillary Clinton Says Donald Trump Presidency Will ‘End in Disgrace With His Impeachment’

Today, <b>Hillary Clinton</b> returned to her Alma Mater, Wellesley College, to give the commencement address. As Clinton fans and detractors alike know, one …

Donald Trump

Hip-Hop Graduation Caps From The Class Of 2017

Nothing is more fun than decorating your graduation cap for that all-important day that is supposed to signal the “next chapter of your life.” …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Betsy DeVos has invested millions in this ‘brain training’ company. So I checked it out.

A TECHNICIAN SNAPPED a stretchy electrode cap onto my head, and I felt a cold pinch as she affixed each sensor to my scalp with a dose of icy gel. Perched on an office chair, with a rainbow of wires spiraling from my head, I followed the tech’s instructions to stare at a small orange object while …

Trump Administration

Betsy DeVos's loan overhaul would hurt doctors and lawyers

Pediatricians. Doctors at veterans hospitals. Public defenders. Legal aid lawyers.<p>They earn less than their colleagues in the private sector, but they can have just as much student debt.<p>"I could have chosen to work for a big law firm and make six figures, but I wanted to make a difference in real …

Health Care

Why Trump's Education Plan Will Make Student Debt Crisis Worse

As a general rule, when you make it easier for people to pay back loans, they take advantage of it. But when you make it harder, they stay in debt longer.<p>The college loan system, which impacts some 43 million who are $1.4 trillion in debt, is at a crossroads. It can be reformed to make loan …

Trump Administration

Betsy DeVos Is An Enemy Of LGBTQ People. Always Has Been. Always Will Be.

Some in the media have bought a story about how she's been misunderstood.<p>The video of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos confirming that she would allow private schools to received federal dollars while they blatantly discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students is simply …

LGBTQ

Betsy DeVos Compares School Choice Critics To ‘Flat-Earthers’

Opponents of school choice policies are akin to “flat-earthers” who are fighting innovation in education, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said …

Education

For-Profit Colleges Sue To Stop Rule That Protects Students Of Failed Schools

Federal regulations that aim to protect and refund student loan borrowers defrauded by their schools could end before they even go into place, thanks …

Education

Navigating Trump's America: The latest CBO score finishes off the already-doomed AHCA

It had already become clear the American Health Care Act was "dead on arrival" in the Senate, a phrase Republican senators have become fond of. But …

Donald Trump

Morning BIts

Yikes. “Fifty-four percent of those polled said [President] Trump is abusing the powers of his office. On the issue of his decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey, Americans were split — 49 percent said it was an abuse of power, while 47 said it wasn’t. And 55 percent said they believe …

Opinion

Billionaires posing as populists won’t support trade deals for working people

Last week, President Trump’s administration notified Congress of his intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Act, better known as NAFTA. …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Trump’s Budget Slashes Opportunity For Everyday Americans

The rich can buy opportunity. The rest cannot.<p>A few hundred billion cut here, a few hundred billion slashed there, and the Trump budget proposal released this week adds up to real crushed opportunity.<p>The spending plan slices a pound of flesh from everyone, well, everyone who <i>isn’t</i> a millionaire or …

Education

The Class of 2017 Will Never Forget These Celebrity Commencement Speeches

The Class of 2017 has heard wise words of wisdom from some famous commencement speakers.

Trump Administration

DeVos says Education Dept. will provide relief to students promised loan discharge

WASHINGTON -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told lawmakers Wednesday that her department will follow through on promises to provide loan …

Trump Administration

The End of the Neighborhood School

Trump’s education budget aims to deliver a big boost to “school choice”—and siphon resources from urban schools in low-income areas.<p>Donald Trump’s proposed education budget aims to cut spending by 13.5 percent, or $9.2 billion, from the current $68.2 billion budget. It’s the biggest single-year cut …

Education

Trump administration defends controversial budget before Congress

Trump administration officials went before Congress Wednesday to defend the administration’s new budget — and quickly ran into turbulence.<p>Education …

Trump Administration

Sean Spicer Gets A Ride On The Nope Mobile

And the CBO reports sick people are having the worst week in Washington<p><b>Like what you read below?</b> <b>Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL</b> <b>and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening!</b><p><i>Thanks to his reaction after meeting Donald Trump, we now know what the Pope would look like if he arrived late to a movie</i> …

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An Education Department Official Resigned After DeVos Demanded He Testify Before Congress

A top Education Department official in charge of the government's $1.4 trillion financial aid program abruptly resigned a day before Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to testify about President Trump's proposed budget.<p>"I cannot in good conscience continue to be accountable as Chief Operating …

Government

Mick Mulvaney: Planned Budget Cuts Put 'Taxpayers First'

(WASHINGTON) — White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's plans to slash social programs are …

Social Security

Rep. Maxine Waters Talks ESSENCE Fest & Which Trump Era Developments Stand To Hurt Black Communities The Most

Congresswoman Waters gives us the unfiltered truth about what the latest happenings in the White House really mean for communities of color ahead of …

Maxine Waters

DeVos to review rejected college prep grant applications

The U.S. Department of Education will reconsider awarding grants to dozens of programs that help low-income students prepare for college after their initial applications were rejected due to formatting errors such as not being double-spaced, a House subcommittee was told Wednesday.<p>Education …

Education

Betsy DeVos’s Cynical Defense of the Trump Education Budget Cuts

Early in Betsy DeVos’s testimony before Congress on Wednesday we got to see how the Education Secretary can magically turn less money into “more …

Education

Betsy DeVos won't say whether she'd withhold federal funds from private schools that discriminate

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos refused to say Wednesday whether she would block private schools that discriminate against LGBT students from receiving federal dollars, explaining that she believes states should have the flexibility to design voucher programs and that parents should be able to …

Education