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Alert: @NAACP formally opposing @BetsyDeVos

During School Choice Week a white Texas governor tried to convince the public that school choice, including school vouchers, are civil rights. However, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations appears to disagree with that premise by formally opposing Betsy DeVos, the school choice queen, for US Secretary of Education. (For more on Betsy DeVos click here). It was kind of cool that @NAACP

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Phi Delta Kappan: Do Charter schools serve black children well?

The nation’s largest civil rights organization steps up its opposition to charter schools just as a president and new education secretary appear ready to kick the sector into high gear. This article appeared here at Phi Delta Kappan. by Joan Richardson AN INTERVIEW WITH JULIAN VASQUEZ HEILIG KAPPAN: What’s your perspective on what led the NAACP to conclude that a

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Is @BetsyDevos qualified to be US Secretary of Education?

I have collected a variety of media sources covering the hearing of Betsy DeVos for US Secretary of Education. Is she qualified? I’ll begin with source material from the hearing. Then, I will include some of the critiques of her answers— including my conversation on yesterday’s Jeff Santos Show. First, Kaine v. DeVos Betsy DeVos and Tim Kaine spar on

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Betsy DeVos: What to watch for in her confirmation

This afternoon, Tuesday, January 17, Betsy DeVos is scheduled to appear before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) for her confirmation hearing to become the eleventh U.S. Secretary of Education.  The hearing will be chaired by Senator Lamar Alexander, Chair of HELP, and a former Secretary of Education under President George H.W. Bush.  On the Democratic side of the

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Stop Betsy DeVos by Brave New Films #StopDeVos

Is Betsy DeVos fit to be the next Secretary of Education? Spend seven minutes and watch this short film to learn more about how she harmed education in Michigan through for-profit charter schools — and be sure to call your U.S. Senators today to tell them to protect public education! (202) 224-3121 For more on DeVos click here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet,

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Will Trump and DeVos cripple education?

The president-elect’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education has no experience in public education. From all appearances, she seeks to use her philanthropy to destroy public schools. The Senate “HELP” (Health, Education, Labor & Pensions) Committee on examines her (lack of) qualification on January 11. Tens of thousands of citizens, including educators of many backgrounds, have already contacted the Senate

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‘School Choice’ Education Secretary Not What Latino Students Need

Despite disparaging Latinos through his attacks on Mexico and judges of Mexican descent, Trump vowed to be a champion for Latinos in education. But he’s going about it the wrong way. Donald Trump has tapped billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos as his Secretary of Education to advocate for profit-based “school choice” policies. The American Federation of Teachers has criticized DeVos’ public school privatization

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