Betsy Devos

Poll Reveals Surge of Fears Over In-Person Learning as Expert Warns School Reopenings in US ‘Guaranteed’ To Fail

As school districts across the country grapple with how to safely re-open in the coming weeks, the reality of Covid-19 spread has teachers, parents, and health experts warning of imminent danger just as new polling out Monday shows the U.S. public is having serious second thoughts about sending kids back to the classroom for in-person …

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Outraged Over Trump’s Inept School Reopening Push, Teachers Ready #RedForEd Resurrection

As teachers and parents across the U.S. continue to express outrage over the federal government’s demand that public schools fully reopen in the next few weeks for the fall semester, some educators are looking to revitalize the nationwide Red for Ed movement of 2018 which led thousands of them to walk out of their classrooms in …

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National Academy of Sciences Emphasizes Need for ‘Significant’ Government Investment as Trump and DeVos Push to Reopen Schools

While President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos push to reopen schools in the fall despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, national experts on Wednesday released a report—welcomed by the country’s largest union—emphasizing the necessity of the federal and state governments providing “significant resources” to help teachers and students safely return to classrooms. “Betsy DeVos, …

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Trump Accused of Suppressing CDC Warning That Full School Reopenings Pose ‘Highest Risk’ of Covid-19 Spread

The leader of one of the largest teachers’ unions in the U.S. accused President Donald Trump over the weekend of “trying to bury” federal guidelines warning that fully reopening schools and universities in the fall poses a high risk of spreading Covid-19 and endangering the health of students, faculty, and parents. A 69-page packet (pdf) …

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US Teachers and Pediatricians Demand Major Federal Investment In Schools to Allow for Safe Reopening

Pediatricians are joining teachers across the country in demanding significant federal funding to ensure that schools can reopen safely amid the coronavirus pandemic as Republican lawmakers express reluctance to invest in the health of the nation’s children and educators. The American Academy of Pediatrics joined the National Education Association, American Federation of Teachers, AASA, and …

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As Covid-19 Takes Toll, DeVos Denounced for New ‘Craven’ Public School Privatization Scheme

With the Trump administration planning to demand that Congress devote a large chunk of the state and local education funding in the next Covid-19 relief package to a new grant program for private and religious schools, the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers on Thursday accused Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of attempting to exploit the …

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Mnuchin and DeVos Sued for Unlawful Seizure of Student Loan Borrowers’ Tax Refunds During Pandemic

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and the federal departments they run were hit with a class-action lawsuit Friday for illegal seizures of thousands of student borrowers’ tax refunds during the coronavirus pandemic, which has left over 40 million Americans jobless and familes across the country struggling to stay in their homes and …

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‘We’ll Fight This’: Groups Outraged Over DeVos ‘Gutting’ Title IX Protections for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Advocacy groups that support survivors of sexual harassment and assault are vowing to fight against federal rules set to take effect in August governing how all public and private U.S. schools, including higher education institutions, must respond to allegations involving students. “We won’t let DeVos succeed in requiring schools to be complicit in harassment, turning …

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