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Spell out plans for 2021 school year, PKR lawmaker tells education minister as Covid-19 bites

A notice of closure is seen at the entrance of SJK (C) Yak Chee in Puchong October 12, 2020. — Picture by Choo Choy May
A notice of closure is seen at the entrance of SJK (C) Yak Chee in Puchong October 12, 2020. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 7 — Lembah Pantai MP Fahmi Fadzil today urged Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin to make clear plans for the school system this year, so that students are not left behind in their studies due to the pandemic.

The Opposition lawmaker said the lack of guidelines was worrying as come January 20, over 10,000 schools would be re-opened for the new school-year, involving nearly 5 million students and 400,000 teachers.

“The

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Betsy Devos tells Department of Education to resist Biden administration

<p>File image: Outgoing education secretary heard asking department to resist Biden administration</p> (REUTERS)

File image: Outgoing education secretary heard asking department to resist Biden administration

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Outgoing education secretary Betsy DeVos has encouraged her staff to “be the resistance” when the new Biden administration takes over in a new leaked recording, according to the US media.

Ms DeVos was speaking at a department-wide virtual meeting on Tuesday about the shift to the new administration. Citing a recording from the meeting, Politico quoted Ms DeVos saying: “Let me leave you with this plea: Resist.

“Be the resistance against forces that will derail you from doing what’s right for students. In everything you do, please

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Betsy DeVos tells Education Department employees to ‘resist’ Biden administration, report says

DETROIT – U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday told Education Department employees to resist changes by the upcoming administration that they believe could hurt students, according to a news report.

The website Politico reported that it obtained a recording of DeVos’ remarks at a virtual meeting with Education Department employees, in which she noted that many of them will remain through the transition as President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

“Let me leave you with this plea: Resist,” DeVos said, according to the report. “Be the resistance against forces that will derail you from doing what’s right for students. In

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Betsy DeVos Tells Department of Education to ‘Resist’ Biden

President Trump has been a pretty sore loser about this whole election thing and according to a report from Politico, the attitude is trickling down into his cabinet. In an all-hands virtual meeting on Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told career employees that they must be “the resistance” inside the department as she and other political appointees at the top step aside in the coming weeks.

“Let me leave you with this plea: Resist,” DeVos reportedly told staffers. “Be the resistance against forces that will derail you from doing what’s right for students.”

The comment from the gaffe-prone cabinet head

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What Biden’s new education transition team tells us about his agenda — and what it doesn’t

When it comes to policy, such concerns are probably misplaced. This transition team is not charged with writing big policy papers or selecting a new education secretary. The campaign set Biden’s education agenda, and there is a separate, smaller committee working on domestic policy.

The transition team’s charge is largely about reimagining the Education Department, which has been run for nearly four years by Betsy DeVos, whose top priority was pushing alternatives to public school districts and encouraging states to use public money to fund private and religious school education. She also focused on reversing a number of Obama administration

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