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Teachers' Unions See Biden Choice of Cardona for Education Secretary as Promising Path for Change

"Unlike Betsy DeVos, Secretary-designate Cardona will ensure that the federal government's role in education is to ensure access and opportunity for every student."

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


School Privatization Zealot Betsy DeVos Reportedly Urging Career Education Staff to Obstruct Biden Agenda

One House Democrat said he can't wait for January 20, "when this disgrace is pushed out the door and her bags are dropped at the curb."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


'Bye-Bye, Betsy DeVos. You Won't Be Missed,' Says Sanders as Billionaire Education Secretary Attacks Push for Tuition-Free College

"What do you call a billionaire who registered a $40 million, 164-foot yacht in the Cayman Islands to avoid $2.4 million in U.S. taxes, while undermining public schools? The worst Education Secretary in the history of America."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Defenders of US Public Schools Call on Biden to Ditch Trump's Disastrous Education Policies—and Obama's Too

"50.8 million children who attend real public schools need a secretary of education who will be their advocate, not an advocate for privatization."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


Bad Leadership Is Plunging Public Schools Into a Crisis

Covid-19 exposed how important teachers are to students and families—it's a shame that school leaders still won't listen to them.

Jeff Bryant ·


Why Does Trump Hate COVID Testing But Love Standardized Testing?

Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos are two peas in a pod committed to avoiding accountability for themselves but determined to destroy public services.

Steven Singer ·


'Fund Our Future': Nationwide Day of Action to Demand Safe Schools Planned for September 2

Despite need for crucial resources to keep students, teachers, and families safe during the pandemic, schools have not been given "one additional federal dollar" to open safely. 

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


DeVos Slammed for Arguing Pandemic Ultimately a 'Good Thing' for US Public Education

"Calling Covid-19 a 'good thing' for our schools just goes to show you how divorced this administration is from reality."

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer ·


Betsy DeVos Has a Very Deadly Plan to Reopen US Public Schools

Remember, when you vote against Trump this November—you're voting against this person, too.

Robert Reich ·


Poll Reveals Surge of Fears Over In-Person Learning as Expert Warns School Reopenings in US 'Guaranteed' To Fail

Widespread concern comes as data predicts inevitable Covid-19 spread in schools and communities that do open for in-person instruction and amid outbreaks in schools that have already re-opened.

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer ·