Education

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Billionaire heiress and Donald Trump's selection to lead the Department of Education is not an educator, has never led a state agency or school, nor has she ever been a public school parent or public school student. (Photo: AP)
The "alarming record" of billionaire heiress Betsy DeVos , President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Education, has national civil rights groups warning that the ideologically-driven conservative will not be an advocate for all children. DeVos, who appears before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor &...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Donald Trump applauds as Betsy DeVos speaks at Trump's "Thank You USA" rally in Grand Rapids, December 9, 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Mike Segar)
Defenders of public education have a few questions they want to ask Betsy DeVos...
Nika Knight, staff writer
A 2011 protest against Arizona's law banning all ethnic studies classes
Arizona state representative Bob Thorpe, a Republican, has just proposed a bill...

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In the name of a sometimes questionable transparency - if you don't like something but can't do much about it, does it help to know about it? - the Defense Department publishes daily reports on the contracts they've awarded. On Jan. 14, it authorized spending over $800 million on military equipment and services. That was down to just under $300 million the next day, when the House passed a massive budget bill that includes $572 billion for defense - down from what was requested, but still...