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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Mar 27, 2019. 19 comments

Betsy DeVos Defends Proposed Budget Cuts Gutting the Special Olympics

Betsy DeVos Defends Proposed Budget Cuts Gutting the Special Olympics

The Trump administration has proposed $7 billion in budget cuts to Department of Education-helmed programs, which includes slashing the entirety of the Special Olympics’ $18 million in funding. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education and champion of absolutely no education at all, defended those cuts on Tuesday.

“We had to make some difficult decisions with this budget,” DeVos told a House...

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Esther Wang Esther Wang Sep 13, 2018. 16 comments

Education Department Move Could Suppress Critiques of Israel 

Education Department Move Could Suppress Critiques of Israel 

The Trump administration has changed how the Department of Education handles allegations of discrimination against Jewish students, now using a broader definition of anti-Semitism that could potentially include any critique of the state of Israel—including campaigns that call attention to the Israeli government’s human rights abuses against Palestinians.

As Politico reported, this move was...

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Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Aug 30, 2018. 15 comments

Fucking Betsy Devos Is Up to Her Old Tricks

Fucking Betsy Devos Is Up to Her Old Tricks

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 occurred on their campuses.” The proposed rules would also “establish a...

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Sheena Sheena Jun 27, 2018. 3 comments

UNC Chapel Hill Found to Be Violating Title IX Policy

UNC Chapel Hill Found to Be Violating Title IX Policy

The Department of Education has finally determined that UNC-Chapel Hill is in violation of Title IX anti-discrimination law, after a federal investigation that began in 2013.

On Monday, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights sent a letter announcing its decision to the former UNC students and administrator who filed the original complaint. “After carefully considering all of...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jun 01, 2018. 14 comments

Genderqueer Teen Wore Massive Trans Pride Flag During Betsy DeVos's School Visit

Genderqueer Teen Wore Massive Trans Pride Flag During Betsy DeVos's School Visit

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.

Michigan Live reported that Hodgman, a genderqueer student at Grand Rapids Public Museum School who prefers they/them pronouns, had...

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Brendan O'Connor Brendan O'Connor Oct 01, 2017. 15 comments

Former Stanford Professor Accuses University of Retaliating Against Her for Sexual Harassment Complaint

Former Stanford Professor Accuses University of Retaliating Against Her for Sexual Harassment Complaint

Michelle Karnes, a former English professor at Stanford University, has accused administrators at the prestigious California institution of retaliating against her after she reported a formal sexual harassment complaint against Stephen Hinton, a fellow professor and former dean who’d been involved in hiring her. “I thought he was someone who was just rooting for my success and wanted to...

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Aimée Lutkin Aimée Lutkin Aug 19, 2017. 23 comments

DeVos Civil Rights Office Appointee Once Claimed She Was Discriminated Against For Being White

DeVos Civil Rights Office Appointee Once Claimed She Was Discriminated Against For Being White

Meet Candice Jackson, who on Wednesday became the new acting head of the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. You might remember her from when she organized that meet-and-greet between Donald Trump and Bill Clinton’s sexual assault accusers last October .

Jackson is a graduate of the University of Stanford, according to an in-depth profile by ProPublica, and spent her time...

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Rachel Vorona Cote Rachel Vorona Cote Aug 18, 2017. 24 comments

Mike Pence Expects to Confirm Betsy DeVos With Tie-Breaking Senate Vote

Mike Pence Expects to Confirm Betsy DeVos With Tie-Breaking Senate Vote

Mike Pence, aged zombie Ken doll and United States vice president, declared on Sunday that he is confident education secretary pick Betsy DeVos will be confirmed. Pence indicated that he will use his tie-breaking vote to resolve the current 50-50 Senate gridlock.

As ABC News reports, Pence appeared on Fox News Sunday, where he voiced his certainty regarding this matter. He is “very confident”...

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Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Aug 17, 2017. 24 comments

Tell Us How the Public School System Benefited You

Tell Us How the Public School System Benefited You

From kindergarten to my senior year, I attended public school in Wyoming, the state whose “grizzly bear school” became a flashpoint for Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearings. Because I was in the city of Cheyenne, though, my school’s greatest threat was probably ourselves, the students; I hated living there as a teen, but one benefit, in retrospect, was our amazing school system.

Wyoming has...

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JE Reich JE Reich Aug 17, 2017. 12 comments

U.S. Fourth Circuit Court Affirms Pro-Trans Rights Ruling 

U.S. Fourth Circuit Court Affirms Pro-Trans Rights Ruling 

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a request concerning the Department of Education’s recent decision to include gender identity discrimination under their broader category of “sex discrimination,” which in turn allows trans people equal access to bathrooms that coincide with their gender expression.

The decision was made by a panel of three judges in response to a request from...

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Prachi Gupta Prachi Gupta Aug 17, 2017. 16 comments

18 States Sue Betsy DeVos For Delaying Student Loan Fraud Protections

18 States Sue Betsy DeVos For Delaying Student Loan Fraud Protections

Democratic attorneys general from Washington D.C. and 18 states, including Delaware, New York, and Hawaii, are suing the Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over a recent decision to freeze Obama-era regulations that protect student borrowers from predatory for-profit colleges.

The rules, known as the Borrower’s Defense Regulations, were announced last fall and were...

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Gabrielle Bluestone Gabrielle Bluestone Aug 17, 2017. 24 comments

Donald Trump Personally Pressured Betsy DeVos Into Fucking Over Transgender Students 

Donald Trump Personally Pressured Betsy DeVos Into Fucking Over Transgender Students 

Esteemed President Donald J. Trump reportedly joined Attorney General Jeff Sessions in personally pressuring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos into a new policy that will prevent transgender high school students from using the bathrooms of their choice.

DeVos, who, surprisingly enough, supports gay rights, did not want to sign off on the new order, which will reverse Obama’s 2016 directive...

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