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Betsy DeVos Announces Mobile App for Student Aid Requests

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10:30am 12/1/2017 at 10:30am
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Betsy DeVos is bringing student loans into the 21st century. At least, the process of getting them through technology.

The Daily Caller reports:

DeVos Announces Mobile App For Student Aid Requests

Applying for federal student financial aid on a smartphone will soon be a reality, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Tuesday.

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Education Dept. Changing Approach to Civil Rights Investigations

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 11:00am 11/26/2017 at 11:00am
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The Obama administration expanded investigations, looking for systemic problems. Under Betsy DeVos, investigations will be limited to specific cases.

FOX News reports:

Education Department considers narrowing civil rights work

The Education Department wants to narrow the scope of civil rights investigations at schools, focusing on individual complaints rather than systemic problems, according to a...

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Rumors of the demise of Betsy DeVos, Swamp-Drainer-in-Chief, are greatly exaggerated

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:45am 11/9/2017 at 11:45am

I saw it on Facebook. So it *must* be true. Betsy DeVos’s days are numbered, she’s on her way out, the swamp won.

The rumor was given a big boost when Salon.com ran an Alternet story about it.

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AP Corrects Misleading Title/Tweets About DeVos Using Private Plane At Own Expense

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 5:00pm 9/23/2017 at 5:00pm
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In the wake of the (legitimate) controversy about HHS Secretary Tom Price using public funds for private plane travel, the AP published an article entitled, “Education Secretary DeVos uses private plane for work travel.”  They bury the fact that she pays for this travel with her own, not taxpayer, monies.

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Betsy DeVos: Obama-era Title IX sexual assault guidance is revoked

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 22, 2017 at 1:05pm 9/22/2017 at 1:05pm
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We previously reported on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s major policy speech in which she promised a departure from the Obama-era guidance on how universities and colleges must handle sexual...

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U. Baltimore Students Protest Choice of Betsy DeVos as Fall Commencement Speaker

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 1:30pm 9/12/2017 at 1:30pm
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You have to give DeVos credit for putting herself out there so often. She has to know this is going to happen.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

University of Baltimore students protest Betsy DeVos as fall commencement speaker

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Ed Secretary DeVos Accused Obama Admin of “weaponizing” Office of Civil Rights in Title IX Policy Change Announcement

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:42am 9/7/2017 at 11:42am
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Early Thursday afternoon, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will make an announcement regarding changes to Title IX enforcement.

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Will Betsy DeVos End Campus Kangaroo Courts?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 1:30pm 7/26/2017 at 1:30pm
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In a recent column at National Review, Tiana Lowe suggests Betsy DeVos should end this practice once and for all.

Dear Betsy: End the Kafkaesque Kangaroo Courts of Title IX

Of all of Donald Trump’s cabinet appointees, few have attracted as much ire as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Nor does any other Trump...

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Betsy DeVos Says Education Policy Best Left to States

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 24, 2017 at 7:30am 7/24/2017 at 7:30am
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This is refreshing. Why do we always seem to have a ‘one size fits all’ approach?

From Real Clear Education:

DeVos in Denver: Education Policy Best Left to States

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos addressed a friendly gathering of conservative state legislators Thursday and promised to minimize the federal government’s role in education policy and...

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U. Kentucky Prof Calls Betsy DeVos a Powerful Handmaiden to the Patriarchy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 17, 2017 at 7:30am 7/17/2017 at 7:30am
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Social justice warriors really have their claws out for DeVos. Do you remember hearing such rhetoric about any other education secretary, ever?

Campus Reform reports:

Prof calls DeVos ‘a powerful handmaiden’ to the ‘patriarchy’

A University of Kentucky lecturer recently blasted U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as a “powerful handmaiden” to the “patriarchy”...

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18 States, D.C. Sue DeVos Over Delay of Implementing Student Loan Protections

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 4:00pm 7/6/2017 at 4:00pm
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Attorney generals in eighteen states and Washington, D.C., filed a lawsuit against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over the delay of implementing regulations sculpted to protect any federal student loan borrowers defrauded by for-profit colleges.

The attorney generals state that DeVos has illegaly delayed these regulations, which should have g...

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New Liberal Narrative: DeVos Doesn’t Care About Civil Rights in Education

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 7:30pm 6/18/2017 at 7:30pm
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If you’re wondering why President Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos needs millions of dollars in security, this is one of the reasons. DeVos is trying to make improvements in her department but is being predictably cast as someone who doesn’t care about civil rights.

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High Cost of Security for Betsy DeVos is Symptom of Political Climate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 11:30am 6/15/2017 at 11:30am
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Last night, Professor Jacobson pointed out that the shooting in Virginia yesterday has been in the works for a long time. Our political climate is like a powder keg and people on the left have been whipped up into a frenzy.

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Betsy DeVos Appoints Former FIRE Official as New Deputy Assist. Sec. of Higher Ed Programs

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/7/2017 at 3:00pm

Anyone who is good enough to work for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education is a safe bet to work in this position. This was an outstanding choice.

Inside Higher Ed reported:

DeVos Appoints First Amendment Advocate to Key Position

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Betsy DeVos Booed While Giving Commencement Address at Historically Black University

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/10/2017 at 4:00pm
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos received a chilly greeting from graduating students at Bethune-Cookman University earlier today.

While giving the commencement keynote address, graduating students booed and turned their backs on DeVos.

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Liberals Angry That Betsy DeVos Will Give Speech at Historically Black College

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 1:30pm 5/3/2017 at 1:30pm

This is a perfect example of how conservatives can never win in the minds of the left. If DeVos didn’t do this, she would be criticized for ignoring HBCs. If she does go, it’s framed as controversy.

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Upcoming Betsy DeVos speech at historically black university sparks controversy

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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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