Stories tagged: "Betsy DeVos"

A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Here’s the Mess Betsy DeVos Left for Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos left the department’s funding for low-income schools, protections for students with disabilities, and rights for survivors under Title IX in shambles.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 07: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos participates in an event hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump with students, teachers and administrators about how to safely re-open schools during the novel coronavirus pandemic in the East Room at the White House July 07, 2020 in Washington, DC. As the number of COVID-19 cases surge across southern states like Florida, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina and Arizona, Trump joined with guests from across the country to discuss how to responsibly return to the classroom. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Betsy DeVos Asked Congress to Defend Her Legacy. Michiganders Want It Reversed.

In her farewell letter to Congress, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos called for the incoming administration's education policies to be blocked. But Michiganders are against her.

In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
DeVos Bids Congress Farewell in a Letter Urging Them to ‘Reject Misguided Calls’ to Make College Free

In a letter sent Monday, DeVos asked members of Congress to protect Trump administration education policies, which Biden has pledged to eliminate.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
DeVos Encourages Education Department Employees to Resist Biden Administration

In a speech to staff, DeVos tells career employees—who she has frequently clashed with—to "be the resistance" against the incoming Democratic administration.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calls student debt cancellation and tuition-free college 'wrong.'
Betsy DeVos Owns a $40 Million Yacht, but Thinks Helping People Afford College Is ‘Insidious’

Student debt cancelation and tuition-free college may seem extreme to DeVos, who owns a $40 million yacht, but not to those facing the cost crisis of America’s higher education system.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, with Vice President Mike Pence. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
DeVos Gives Connecticut Schools Two Weeks to Ban Trans Athletes or Lose Millions

The education secretary wants to withhold the federal funding because three Connecticut schools are in a sports league that allow trans athletes to play on teams that match their gender identity.

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If Betsy DeVos Paid Taxes on Her Yacht, 250,000 Michigan Students Could Get a School Nurse

The taxes on the Seaquest, just one of the DeVos family's ten yachts, would bring more than $2 million a year to Michigan.