Tag Archives: Secretary of Education

Devos Confirmed. Now what?

Julian Vasquez Heilig joins Southern Arizona talk show host John C. Scott on KEVT, 1210 AM. We talked about the implications of the confirmation of Besty Devos as US Secretary of Education on K-12 and higher education. For more on Betsy Devos click here. Check out and follow my YouTube channel here. Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this

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Are charters the answer for ed? Testifying @NAACP charter school hearing

Are charters the answer for a nation’s long history of underserving the needs of poor children? The NAACP’s most recent national resolution on charter schools has elicited a vigorous discourse about charter schools in the United States. The nation’s largest and oldest civil right organization is also a democratic, community-based organization. As a result, the National Board of the NAACP

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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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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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‘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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Five Questions You Should Ask about Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy Devos

The election of Donald Trump, and his subsequent nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education, may turn the tide in favor of private control of public education. The President-elect promised during his campaign that his administration will spend billions on market-based school choice in the first 100 days. If these funds are taken from federal Title I dollars, Trump, during his

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Forward: Appoint Linda Darling-Hammond

In a recent Salon article, Dr. Bill Ayers was asked what he would recommend for Obama’s second term, here is what he said: Fire Arne Duncan and appoint Linda Darling-Hammond as Secretary of Education. This would signal a significant break with the most destructive aspects of the failed “school reform” agenda this administration has promoted: turning public assets and spaces over to

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