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February 13, 2018

John White Defends Test-Punitive Ed Reform Against “Critic” Betsy DeVos

On January 16, 2018, US ed sec Betsy DeVos spoke to the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) about the failure of ed reform to date, and the need for a cure: to go “bigger” than choice, to, well, a form of unbounded choice: Choice in education is not when a student picks a different classroom in […]

January 29, 2018

Status-Quo-Breaking Betsy DeVos Lectures Mayors and Assigns Homework.

On January 25, 2018, US ed sec Betsy DeVos spoke to the US Conference of Mayors. As Caitlin Emma noted on Twitter, DeVos prevented press from attending: DeVos will address @usmayors conference tomorrow, but it's closed press "at the request of the secretary," a conference spokeswoman said: — Caitlin Emma (@caitlinzemma) January 24, 2018 […]

December 27, 2017

DeVos’ Sliding Scale of Debt Relief for Defrauded Corinthian College Students

On December 20, 2017, US Department of Education (USDOE) issued this press release concerning how it plans to handle the borrower’s defense claims of roughly 20,000 students who filed said claims related to being defrauded by (and facing debt collection related to) now-defunct, for-profit fraudster, Corinthian Colleges. In short, US ed sec Betsy DeVos has somehow decided that […]

December 4, 2017

Betsy DeVos’ Tough Spot: Trump Cabinet Member

On November 30, 2017, Betsy DeVos spoke at Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE) annual meeting (Nashville, TN). I blogged about it on December 01, 2017. In her speech to an audience of conservative allies, DeVos commented that she is “not going anywhere”: Well, I do have a bit of bad news to […]

December 1, 2017

Betsy DeVos Belatedly Discovers the 1983 Report, A Nation At Risk, and Gallup

On November 30, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos addressed Jeb Bush’s ed reform organization, Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE), at its national summit in Nashville, Tennessee. DeVos was on the FEE board of directors until she was nominated for US secretary of education, and according to the Orlando Sentinel, DeVos, who owns a […]

November 28, 2017

Betsy DeVos Wants Students to Borrow Money Using Their iPhones

On November 28, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos spoke at a training conference for financial aid officers. When it comes to students’ career paths, DeVos wants (wait for it…) choice. When it comes to borrowing the money, though, DeVos throws choice out of the window because it’s too confusing, wasteful, ad complicated. She uses […]

November 18, 2017

DeVos Won’t Publicize a School Voucher Downside, But It’s Leaking Out Anyway

US ed sec Betsy DeVos is willing to exploit individual stories to promote school choice. She wants to sell school choice no matter what, and she conceals any downside to that choice. Consider this story from Chalkbeat. It concerns a couple whose son DeVos used as an example of the wonders of school choice for […]

November 6, 2017

USDOE Has Not Updated DeVos’ Schedule in Three Weeks.

NOTE: USDOE finally updated DeVos’ schedule– for the week of November 06, 2017– on November 08, 2017– midweek. _______________________________________________________________________________________ The US Department of Education (USDOE) has a page that allows the public to access US ed sec Betsy DeVos’ schedule a week at a time. However, when I clicked on the link on November 06, […]

November 1, 2017

Will Betsy DeVos Make It a Year as US Ed Sec?

It’s a good question. Based upon an extensive article published on November 01, 2017, in Politico, Raw Story writes that talk of a DeVos ed-sec exit is in the air: President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is “one of the most ineffective people ever to hold the job,” say some insiders, and education officials are […]

October 21, 2017

Betsy DeVos Comes Clean: A Fiction

One of US ed sec Betsy DeVos’ preferred phrases is “let me be clear.” She has used the phrase in numerous speeches/public responses (see here and here and here and here). However, I wonder what DeVos would say if she actually decided to be clear concerning her motivations in promoting two stock DeVosian ideas: 1) decision […]