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Elizabeth Warren Called Betsy DeVos the “Worst Secretary of Education Ever” in Scathing Send-Off

Betsy DeVos and Elizabeth Warren
Betsy DeVos and Elizabeth Warren

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On Thursday, January 7th, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos submitted her resignation in response to the riot in the Capitol spearheaded by supporters of President Donald Trump. She, like other cabinet members and members of the Senate and House, pegged President Trump as the direct cause for the attack, which resulted in five deaths and destruction of Capitol Hill, however Democrat Congresspeople, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, aren’t about to make DeVos a hero for distancing herself from Trump a mere 12 days before he leaves office.


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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos To Resign After Pro-Trump Riot At Capitol

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From Charlottesville to the Capitol: how rightwing impunity fueled the pro-Trump mob

The playbook for the 6 January insurrection had been tested across the country for yearsAs Susan Bro watched the footage of a mob of white Trump supporters breaking into the US Capitol and halting the official count of the 2020 election results, she was “mad as hell”, but she was not surprised.Bro’s daughter, Heather Heyer, was murdered in 2017 while protesting against neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia. Donald Trump had responded to Heyer’s death by saying there were “very fine people on both sides”.On Wednesday, Trump responded

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Outgoing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urged against student loan forgiveness in letter to Congress

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos speaks during a White House coronavirus disease (COVID-19) task force briefing at the U.S. Education Department in Washington, U.S., July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy Devos speaks at White House coronavirus task force briefing at the Education Department in Washington Reuters
  • Outgoing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos advised Congress to vote against student loan forgiveness, according to a letter obtained by CBS News and Politico.

  • “Across-the-board forgiveness of college debts is not only unfair to most Americans, it is also the most regressive of policy proposals – rewarding the wealthiest sector of our labor force at the expense of the poorest,” she wrote.

  • In the apparent farewell letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, DeVos outlined a number of education

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Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary, Stares Down a Long To-Do List | Education News

If Miguel Cardona, the top education chief in Connecticut and president-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for education secretary, is confirmed, his agenda will stretch from early education to K-12 to higher education and adult learning, and include the major lift of reopening schools for in-person learning as the coronavirus pandemic rages on – a gauntlet Biden set for his first 100 days.

“He is a secretary of education for this moment,” Biden said in introducing him to the country last week.

In accepting the nomination, Cardona also accepts a breathtaking to-do list, including the behemoth task of getting the country’s public

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Back to (private) school? Trump executive order empowers families amid COVID-19 pandemic, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says

In her final weeks as U.S. education secretary, Betsy DeVos may have found a way to send more federal money to private and religious schools during the COVID-19 pandemic – a goal that’s eluded the billionaire school choice proponent during her tenure.

According to an executive order issued Monday by President Donald Trump, low-income families without access to in-person learning in their schools could use federal funds to attend private or religious schools offering in-person classes.

Disadvantaged families could use the “emergency learning scholarships” to pay for home-schooling expenses, to join a private learning pod or to purchase special education

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