Topic: U.S. Department of Education

Write your members of Congress and urge them to oppose this voucher scheme

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is at it again. Along with her friends from the Heritage Foundation and Republicans in Congress, she’s trying to push her failed voucher scheme on military families. These voucher proponents are leading an effort to create “education savings accounts”—otherwise known as private school vouchers—for military-connected students. Bills to accomplish this have been introduced in...

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Congress passes budget rejecting Trump/DeVos attacks on public education

The U.S. House today finally passed a long-overdue spending bill for fiscal year 2018 that thoroughly rejects the pro-voucher, budget-cutting agenda espoused by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote the spending package through as well. As Education Week reported, “Lawmakers sent a message to President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary...

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Stand up and be counted for your profession, your students, your public schools

--Stand up and be counted for your profession, your students, your public schools --Deadline to comment on corrective action for students with disabilities --Make schools safe havens—valuing children more than guns Stand up and be counted for your profession, your students, your public schools:  Early voting is under way across Texas from now through March 2 in the party primary...

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