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The New Segregation – Hostile Takeover of Public Schools by Red States

July 7, 2018

Republican attacks on public schools are about racism and power, not doing what's right for kids.

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‘Harsh Punishment’ – Trump and DeVos Push Back of Student Protections Is Sending Black Kids to Jail

April 23, 2018

Shutdown of Texas Schools Probe Shows Trump Administration Pullback on Civil Rights By Annie Waldman ProPublica Beside a highway in Bryan, Texas, tucked between a motorcycle bar and the county jail, stands a low-slung, sprawling complex with tinted windows, sandstone walls…

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Elizabeth Warren Slams DeVos ‘The Worst Secretary of Education This Country Has Ever Seen’

March 2, 2018

Warren Gives Trump’s Education Secretary an f- Back in late-March 2017, populist Senator Elizabeth Warren launched a campaign initiative called “DeVos Watch.” As the name implies, it was designed to increase awareness and accountability for the actions of President Trump’s…

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Trump and His Followers Want to Turn Back Time to the Pre-Civil Rights Era

July 30, 2017

July 27, 2017 by Leonard Steinhor Donald Trump and his supporters may be waging battles against the press, immigrants, voting rights, the environment, science, social welfare programs, Planned Parenthood and what they label political correctness and the deep state. But to…

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GOP Rep: Education Should Be a ‘Privilege’, Not a Right

May 2, 2017

We Don’t Need No Education With the installation of uber-wealthy Republican donor Betsy DeVos as Secretary  of Education, Conservatives have been growing more open in their disdain of the entire premise of public schooling. You know, the crazy idea that…

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Ed Secretary DeVos Moves Quickly to Hand Schools Over To the Koch Brothers, Heritage Foundation

March 17, 2017

Apparently it isn’t enough for Betsy DeVos to destroy the education system in her home state of Michigan by paying politicians copious amounts of money to honor her nefarious wishes and pass bills establishing charter schools and voucher programs. Noooo,…

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Trump’s Devastating War on Public Schools: Voucher Program Funnels Billions to Private Corps

March 17, 2017

If you already think public schools are drowning in the bathtub of direct government sabotage, wait until you read the latest news: Team Trump is seeking to gift $1.4 billion to school vouchers, including for use toward private schools, and…

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QUICK WORK: GOP Lawmaker Proposes Abolishing Dept of Education Hours After DeVos Confirmation

February 7, 2017

GOP Rep Thomas Massie Moves To Abolish Department Of Education Just hours after Betsy DeVos narrowly squeaked through confirmation and became the Secretary of Education, a GOP lawmaker introduced legislation to abolish the Department of Education. Hailing from Kentucky, GOP…

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Betsy DeVos Faces Unprecedented Opposition As GOP Senators Vow Block (VIDEO)

February 2, 2017

Trump’s Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos got a two-for-one smackdown by two GOP senators who question her qualifications for leading the Department of Education. DeVos Now Faces Major Hurdles In a pair of back-to-back speeches Wednesday on the Senate…

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DeVos Disaster: Trump’s Education Pick Is So Bad She’s Uniting Bitter Enemies

January 20, 2017

Betsy DeVos Crosses The Education Debate Divide Betsy DeVos has one useful aspect. Trump’s secretary of education pick is such an unmitigated disaster that she’s uniting bitter enemies together as people finally cast politics aside and decide that our children…

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