Stories tagged: "Department of Education"


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.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos listens during an Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs meeting at the State Dining Room of the White House March 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. First lady Melania Trump convened a meeting of the group to discuss youth programs that align with her Be Best initiative.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Bye Bye, Betsy: Michigan Educators Are Ready to Say Goodbye to Secretary DeVos

From Kalamazoo to Detroit to the Thumb, teachers are looking forward to what the future of public education might be without Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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Betsy DeVos Sends Coronavirus Money to Private Schools, Including One That Says It Is Not a Cult

Of the coronavirus relief money spent on education by Secretary DeVos to date, $50 million has gone to theological schools and seminaries. $500 million has gone to private schools overall.