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July 20, 2017

US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos Endorses the ALEC System

On July 20, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos addressed the lunch crowd at the Denver, Colorado, meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Her presence was withheld from ALEC’s online conference speaker listing as well as its online conference agenda. Here are excerpts from DeVos’ opening of her speech: It’s good to be […]

July 19, 2017

ALEC Chooses to Omit US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos from Its 2017 Conference Speaker Listing

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is holding its 44th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, from July 19-21, 2017. US ed sec Betsy DeVos is supposed to speak at ALEC on Thursday. However, ALEC has chosen to exclude her from its listing of conference speaker profiles. DeVos’ name is also missing from ALEC”s conference agenda […]

July 6, 2017

Two Citizens and 19 Attorneys General Sue Betsy DeVos for Enabling For-Profit-College Freedom to Exploit

Arguably the most controversial US secretary of education in the history of the office is being sued by two citizens and 19 attorneys general. On July 06, 2017, two lawsuits were filed against the US Department of Education (USDOE) and its secretary, Betsy DeVos, challenging DeVos’ rescission regarding the Borrower Defense Rule aimed at protecting […]

June 13, 2017

In Her Element: US Ed Sec Betsy DeVos to be ALEC Guest Speaker

On June 06, 2017, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) announced that US secretary of education Betsy DeVos will an ALEC featured speaker at its Denver conference in July 2017:   Betsy DeVos ALEC is pleased to announce that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will be joining us for our 44th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. “Secretary […]

June 6, 2017

Indiana Ed Reform Ghostwriter Al Hubbard Will Not Join DeVos as US Deputy Ed Sec

US Ed sec Betsy DeVos had been vetting Indiana businessman Al Hubbard for the position of US deputy secretary of education.   Allan Hubbard However, even though Hubbard avidly supports DeVos and her voucher-centric ed agenda, he has decided that the price of assuming the number two USDOE spot is too steep. As Chalkbeat notes on […]

May 24, 2017

The Betsy DeVos School Choice Lie

If you think that US ed sec Betsy DeVos wants anything other than to end American public education and replace it with an a-la-carte, private-school-favoring menu of largely underregulated school-like options, think again. This, readers, is her single goal. And if you don’t agree with her, you are of limited intellect and capability. Consider these […]

May 10, 2017

Betsy DeVos Spoke at Bethune-Cookman Commencement. Audience Noise Was Constant; FL NAACP Issued a Formal Opposition Statement.

I watched US ed sec Betsy DeVos’ 23-minute speech to Bethune-Cookman grads on May 10, 2017. The full video is below: I do not envy DeVos the task. DeVos stumbled over her words a number of times as she faced an audience of graduates set on actively resisting her as she spoke. DeVos’ voice cracked […]

May 6, 2017

Betsy DeVos Invited to Speak at… Bethune-Cookman Commencement??

Below is the May 03, 2017, press release from Historically Black University, Bethune-Cookman: The Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education Will Serve as Keynote Speaker at Bethune-Cookman University Commencement Secretary Betsy DeVos, An Advocate for Education, A Supporter in Philanthropy Daytona Beach, Fla.– The Honorable Betsy DeVos will be the keynote speaker for B-CU spring 2017 commencement […]

April 25, 2017

Betsy DeVos Blindly Promotes Choice Without Considering Negative Fiscal Impact

On April 20, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten visited Van Wert City Schools, a small school district in Ohio. Also on April 20, 2017, DeVos published this opinion piece in Cleveland.com. As one might expect, DeVos used her op-ed to pitch school choice. Van Wert […]

March 31, 2017

Betsy DeVos’ Mother Taught at a Public School That Is Now Closed

In her US Department of Education (USDOE) bio, US ed sec Betsy DeVos advertises that her mother was “a public school teacher”: Secretary DeVos has been involved in education policy for nearly three decades as an advocate for children and a voice for parents. She is especially passionate about reforms that help underserved children gain […]