Tag Archive: Betsy DeVos

24
Jan

Trump Acknowledges National School Choice Week

Amidst the ongoing political noise and distractions in Washington, D.C., President Trump continues to focus on and address the nation’s most deep-seated problems. In the wake of signing a temporary funding bill to get the government back open, the president […]

15
Mar

Yupiks, Black kids, and Old French Nuns: A Pedagogy of the Accountable

Sometimes the greatest lessons in life emanate from the most unlikely of people and places. In the mid1970s, I found myself working at a Yupik Eskimo boarding school located in western Alaska.  St. Mary’s Mission School had been a fixture […]

01
Mar

Undermining Academic Achievement

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement, “The president’s decision to ask Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education should offend every single American man, woman, and child who has benefitted from the public education system […]

15
Feb

Democrats Impede Excellence in Education

What is it about new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that so bothers Democrats that not a single Democratic Senator voted to confirm her, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to cast the deciding vote? You would think, after years of […]

08
Feb

Trump’s Mistaken Interest in HBCUs

According to press reports, the topic of Historically Black Colleges and Universities came up in the recent “listening session” at the White House with President Trump and his internal team of black leaders, as part of Black History Month. Reportedly, […]