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DeVos Locks Out Teachers Demanding that Education Department Address Inequity, Protect Civil Rights

Last week Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, marked her first year in office with a news conference where she announced that her greatest accomplishment has been diminishing the role of her department. 1,114 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Steve Bannon Tried to Recruit Teachers Union to Trump's Agenda While in White House

Originally published in The Intercept with Ryan Grim on November 1, 2017.

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten met one-on-one with then-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon back in March, following the announcement of President Donald Trump’s  1,326 more words

Ed Reform and Its "Polite" Segregationist Agenda Take the Stage at NAACP Convention

It’s Saturday, July 22, 2017 and the 108th Convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is in session. At the drop of the opening gavel members of the NAACP will begin the business of deliberating and voting on the issues meant to further the progress of Black people in America. 487 more words

School Choice

Cowardice in the Face of Hate - or how someone made me miss Randi Weingarten

Randi Weingarten was a lousy UFT president. We never should have had a non-teacher as president. But that’s relatively minor. When she left, the union was far weaker than when she arrived. 663 more words


What Could Be More Democratic Than Pushing Vouchers for a Billionaire US Ed Sec?

US ed sec Betsy DeVos has one principal goal for American public education: Slice up its public funding and dispense it in the form of vouchers that can (and will) take that funding out of the public purview and into private school coffers. 1,558 more words


Randi Weingarten and Stand for Children find common cause? Strange bedfellows indeed.

Of all the people in the world – aside from Betsy DeVos herself – that AFT President Randi Weingarten could pick to co-author an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times… 283 more words

Did Betsy DeVos Change Her Mind?

Betsy DeVos , Trump’s new Secretary of Education visited a public school in Ohio yesterday with Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers. 78 more words