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Betsy DeVos: So How's She Doing?

Six months in, several writers have set out to remind us who Betsy DeVos is and to consider where the U.S. Department of Education stands under her leadership. 1,280 more words

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Good news. Trump’s Education Budget Feeds School Privatization Efforts

The vision of “education reform” coming from the Trump administration and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos entails cutting direct aid to students, especially those from low-income families, in order to expand the private sector’s financial footprint in education.

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Broken Record Betsy

I don’t usually agree with Andrew Rotherham, a former domestic policy advisor to Bill Clinton, the founder of and a partner at Bellweather Education Partners, and now a commentator for Campbell Brown’s project, … 1,377 more words

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I Wonder if It Is Possible to Teach a Billionaire Heiress about Opportunity Cost

I learned about opportunity cost as a child, although I had no idea that was the lesson I was being taught. In the spring of 1957, my parents needed to replace our 1947 Dodge.  1,707 more words

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New Series: Why Gianforte does not represent Montana values

Part 5: Greg Gianforte advocates for policies that would take money away from public schools

The Montana Democratic Party is highlighting why failed candidate for governor, New Jersey multi-millionaire Greg Gianforte, is unqualified to hold that seat.  245 more words

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Many Predict Trump-DeVos Will Privatize with Tuition Tax Credits, Not Plain Old Vouchers

Everyone is wondering exactly how President Donald Trump’s and Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos’s plans for expanding privatization of public education will play out. Two upcoming events may provide more details.  1,419 more words

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Arthur Camins Warns: Don't Let the Government Take Away Your Public School!

It seemed to me that Emma Brown’s huge article in yesterday’s Washington Post on Betsy DeVos and the kind of marketplace she says she’ll promote as Secretary of Education was a lavishly wrapped holiday gift for promoters of school choice. 1,079 more words

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