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Trump Turns to Federal Overreach in Education

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 12:00pm 4/27/2017 at 12:00pm
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President Trump has signed an executive order to give Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos permission to start the process of moving education back to the local level.

The New York Times reported:

The order requires Betsy DeVos, Mr. Trump’s education secretary, to review, modify and possibly repeal any regulations and guidelines that are...

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Betsy DeVos Praises Career Prep in Visit to Valencia College

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:30pm 3/26/2017 at 7:30pm

Betsy DeVos recently visited Valencia College in Florida where she talked about the importance of career prep. Today’s students would be wise to listen rather than getting wrapped up in protests.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports:

In First College Visit, DeVos Praises Career Prep and Community Colleges

Betsy DeVos made her first official...

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VIDEO: Students Hate Betsy DeVos but Agree With Her Policies

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:00am 3/15/2017 at 7:00am
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In the video below, college students are asked for their thoughts on President Trump’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Their responses sound like they came right off a Democratic Party memo: “DeVos isn’t qualified for the position!” and “Anyone but her would have been a better choice!” and “She doesn’t know what...

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Betsy DeVos: First Amendment Rights of College Students Under Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:30am 2/27/2017 at 7:30am

Trump’s new Secretary of Education seems to understand what’s happening on college campuses.

Robby Soave writes at Reason:

CPAC: Betsy DeVos Thinks First Amendment Rights of College Students Are Under Attack

Speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos promised to back school choice policies...

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Flashback: When Elizabeth Warren Supported School Choice

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:30pm 2/10/2017 at 5:30pm
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Once upon a time, a certain Senator from Massachusetts wrote about the virtues of school voucher programs. But you’d never know that based on how Sen. Warren criticized newly minted Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos.

Writing to Secretary DeVos upon her nomination, Sen. Warren wrote:

“For decades, you have been one of the nation’s...

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Protesters Block DeVos From Entering a D.C. School

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:30am 2/10/2017 at 11:30am

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos could not enter Jefferson Academy in Washington, D.C., on Friday due to angry protesters. From Mediaite:

“GO BACK!” one of the men can be clearly heard saying. “SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!” the small vociferous crowd continued.

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Senate Confirms DeVos for Education With Pence Tie-Break Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 11:30am 2/7/2017 at 11:30am

The Senate has confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education after Vice President Mike Pence cast his tie-breaking vote for her. DeVos became the most contested nominee for a Cabinet position for President Donald Trump.

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