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DeVos Launches Investigation Into Allegations Of Anti-Semitism At Duke And UNC Conference

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The Department of Education announced Monday it will investigate a March conference hosted by Duke University and the University of North Carolina accused of displaying anti-Semitic and anti-Israel bias. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced in a letter to Republican North Carolina Rep. George Holding that she is launching an investigation into the matter. Her letter followed Holding’s April 15 ...

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Education Department’s Budget Proposal Includes First Ever Teacher Voucher Program

The U.S. Department of Education released President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget request Monday, which includes an experimental teacher voucher program. The goal of the vouchers is to allow teachers to receive stipends, which can be used toward training opportunities they see as fit. This is the first time such a program has been proposed, according to a Monday Education Department press statement. ...

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Trump Administration Gets Rid Of Lax Discipline Rule Under Obama-Era |

President Donald Trump’s administration officially got rid of a lax discipline rule Friday instated by former President Barack Obama’s administration that wanted to ease racial disparities by discouraging student punishment. The Education and Justice Departments formally revoked the Obama-era policy, The Associated Press reported Friday. The removal comes after Trump’s safety commission, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, released several ...

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Afghanistan Strategy Is the Only Hope for Education Reform

The federal government is currently enmeshed in two gigantic, expensive reform projects, one domestic and one foreign. Both are failures even though the tactics couldn’t be more different. In one — at a cost of $2.5 trillion — Uncle Sam is trying manfully to completely change a political culture. In the other — at just under $1 trillion — Uncle ...

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President Donates Entire Salary to Education

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President Donald Trump donated his entire White House salary for the second quarter to the Department of Education. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made the announcement at Wednesday’s White House press briefing – the first one to be held on camera in more than a week. The donation will be used ...

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Center for Education Reform: Trump Budget Proposal “A Hopeful Sign for Student-Centered Education”

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A school choice advocacy group today described the Trump administration’s proposed budget for the U.S. Department of Education as a “more concerted effort to channel dollars more directly to the needs of children and families instead of to programs and to districts.” CER Founder and CEO Jeanne Allen noted that not only does the budget add $1 billion in Title ...

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WATCH: Betsy DeVos Addresses Department of Education Staff

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos addresses the Department’s staff in remarks that focus on their work and mission. Her speech was one hoping to mend the divisiveness seeded by Senate democrats at the behest of the public education lobby. “I’m ready to work with you. Let’s get started,” Devos remarked. “Let’s set an example by being sincere and honest, ...

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Trump Selects School Choice Champion for Education Secretary

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On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced the selection of Betsy DeVos as their nominee for the position of Secretary of Education. “Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate,” said President-elect Donald J. Trump. “Under her leadership, we will reform the U.S. education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver ...

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Fahrenheit 451 And The Demise Of America

Considering the story line of the Ray Bradbury book “Fahrenheit 451” can give some insight into what’s happening in this great nation under the current anti-American administration, as well as provide some parallels with our current lives.   The book describes a society whose firemen set fires instead of extinguishing them, and a society which crushes free, independent thinking on ...

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This Is Not Let’s Make A Deal and David Axelrod is Not Monty Hall

The White House re-election campaign wants to make a deal.  In exchange for GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney releasing five years of tax returns, they will stop criticizing him for not releasing more.  While hiding behind the skirt of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the White House campaign alleges there may be as many as ten years when Romney evaded ...

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Proof That Romney Is Willing To Say ANYTHING To Get Elected

Willard Romney won six out of ten states last night, but you have to wonder how many voters saw this video before casting their ballots.  In it, he brags about how he was able to secure “over $410 Million” from the federal government to help fund the 2002 Winter Olympics.  What’s odd is that he even talks about how helpful ...

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