Tag: betsy devos

Texas Tech Medical School Will No Longer Consider Race in Admissions, Caving to Pressure From the Trump Administration

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos testifies during a Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee discussing proposed budget estimates and justification for FY2020 for the Education Department on March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC.Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty Images) The most sinister PTA mom, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, is going to war […]

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Donald Trump Decides Cutting Funding to the Special Olympics Isn’t Such a Good Idea After All

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) After he let his education secretary get flamed by every single person on the planet with compassion in their heart, y’all little “president” has decided to dial back his decision to cut funding for the Special Olympics from the federal budget. As the Washington Post reports, Donald Trump made the […]

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Betsy DeVos Is Now the 2nd Worst Person in the Trump Administration After Defending Nearly $18 Million In Cuts to Special Olympics

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may have just edged out the Devil’s mouthpiece press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and is closing in on Trump for “Most hated member of this entire vomit-inducing administration” after defending budget cuts to….wait for it… the Special Olympics. You have to be pretty dam low to […]

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ESPN’s Tony Reali And Kevin Negandhi Expressed Support For Special Olympics

Getty Image Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has spent the last day receiving scorn for her proposed 2020 budget, which included cutting all funding from Special Olympics. DeVos appeared in front of the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday afternoon to defend all aspects of her proposed budget, and while the entire budget was subject to […]

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Betsy DeVos Is Getting Dragged After Announcing Her Plan To Cut Funding From The Special Olympics

Getty Image Trump administration Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos flexed full-on super-villain Tuesday when she submitted her 2020 budget proposal before the House Appropriations Committee, which proposed — among other things — to completely cut funding for the Special Olympics. Although DeVos admitted that she found the Special Olympics to be “awesome,” her plan would […]

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Trump, Devos Propose Cap on Student Loans, Ushering in a New Era of Academic Inequality for Working-Class Families

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos listens during a parent-teacher conference at the Roosevelt Room of the White House February 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. The White House held the session to discuss education.Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Utter the words “Sallie Mae” around anyone over the age of 18, […]

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Betsy DeVos Is Fabricating History to Sell a Bad Education Policy

In a speech last week to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made her latest pitch for a radical transformation in the nature of public schooling—one that would place vocational education front and center. “There are over seven million unfilled jobs in the United States,” she told her audience, because “there […]

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Betsy DeVos Thinks Teachers Should Carry Guns Even Though She Has No Idea What That Means

Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty Images) Because the entire Trump administration is really just one big unending Steven Seagal movie, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has given a slow Birdman hand rub to teachers being armed despite opposition from people who are actually knowledgeable about two things that DeVos seemingly knows nothing about: Educating students and guns. […]

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The Education Department Is Canceling $150 Million Of Student Loan Debt and Betsy DeVos Can Stay Mad

Everest College, a for-profit college owned by now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, in 2015.Photo: Getty Images I didn’t come here to praise Betsy DeVos. So, I won’t. Nearly 15,000 emails to former students and parents of students who attended college campuses overseen by now-defunct Corinthian Colleges and other for-profit institutions like ITT Tech were sent. Thanks to […]

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Betsy DeVos to Pull Back Civil Rights Protections for Black Students Under the Guise of ‘Safety’

Photo: Getty Betsy DeVos continues her methodical dismantling of civil rights protections for vulnerable students, this time setting her sights on Obama-era guidelines put in place to protect black students from being disproportionately disciplined at school. As the Washington Post reports, a school safety commission formed shortly after February’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla. is […]

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Virginia College, Other For-Profit Institutions, Abruptly Close Campuses Across the Country

Photo: iStock Thousands of students furthering their education at for-profit institutions discovered on Wednesday their college was shutting down. According to the Associated Press, the Education Corporation of America, which operates 75 campus chains across the country, including Virginia College, Brightwood College, Brightwood Career Institute, Ecotech Institute, and the Golf Academy of America, suddenly announced […]

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Betsy DeVos Tells Students Not to be Mean on Twitter. Student Responds: What About Your Boss?

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, also known as Sarah Palin’s play cousin, continues her “I just want to be loved tour” in which she attends events and tries to prove that she actually became the Education Secretary on merit and not because she’s the wife to a very wealthy man. The […]

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