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Most of my students have only deepened their commitment to do what Trump will not: honestly explore and enact how best to live on Earth. more

Jun 19, 2017 9:22 PM Public School Shakedown

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John Stavely

Trump’s education budget cuts $9.2 billion of federal outlays to public schools, and eliminates twenty-two programs - But Betsy DeVos claims her department's budget prioritizes “what’s working.” more

May 26, 2017 3:01 PM Public School Shakedown

This sacrifice of public education at the altar of unproven, rightwing ideological experiments is appalling, even for this gang. more

May 24, 2017 3:31 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

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DeVos image Gage Skidmore

Let's follow Bethune’s students example and not accept false choices. Let’s fight for the agency and power that provides the truest “choice” to all: equity. more

May 12, 2017 5:32 PM Public School Shakedown

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Michael Vadon

Donald Trump and Betsy Devos are enamored with school vouchers. Their commitment persists despite the idea's sordid racial history, opposition from the civil rights community, constitutional problems, and proof that vouchers don't help students. more

Apr 25, 2017 10:59 PM Public School Shakedown

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Nic McPhee

We could be years away from knowing what the new education law will bring. That’s because education policy is like the worst game of telephone ever. Here’s how. more

Mar 22, 2017 9:14 AM Public School Shakedown

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schoolchoiceweek

DeVos's cynical assertion that spending money on public schools doesn't help students comes out of punitive policies advocated by Democrats. Thanks, Obama. more

Feb 24, 2017 3:01 PM Public School Shakedown

“Anytime and anywhere” looks like a costly approach to education. more

Feb 17, 2017 12:44 PM Public School Shakedown

Opposition to her nomination was important. What happens next matters even more. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:12 PM Public School Shakedown

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Victoria Pickering

What happened with the Secretary of Education nominee’s confirmation is actually a win for public school advocates. more

Feb 6, 2017 2:16 PM Public School Shakedown

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Victoria Pickering

Perhaps even Republicans can’t embrace the idea of public education as a “business.” more

Feb 2, 2017 10:36 AM Public School Shakedown

Betsy DeVos

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She spent almost a million and a half of her own dollars to turn Detroit’s education system into a laboratory—in which an out-of-control lab fire now burns. more

Feb 1, 2017 11:04 AM Magazine

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Victoria Pickering

Students, teachers, parents, and public school advocates object to her conflicts of interest, dark money connections and, oh yeah, her utter lack of familiarity with public education. more

Jan 31, 2017 10:31 AM Public School Shakedown

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Sarah Lahm

An early morning rally in front of Minneapolis’s Green Central Community School brings together parents, students, teachers and advocates for racial, economic and immigration justice. “Our schools have to be sanctuaries.” more

Jan 25, 2017 10:34 AM Public School Shakedown

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PDPics

Beyond saying “no” to Betsy DeVos, what are progressives doing for public education? Two places to watch. more

Jan 18, 2017 2:16 PM Public School Shakedown

Outcry from local districts, and concerns raised about her conflicts of interest have helped push back hearings for the Secretary of Education nominee. more

Jan 10, 2017 4:29 PM Dispatches

She can’t wave a magic wand and privatize schools. But she can make life hell for America’s most vulnerable students. more

Jan 9, 2017 12:00 AM Public School Shakedown

The nominee, who has never been a classroom teacher and never attended a public school, pushes policies that create lots of choice, with no good choice. more

Dec 6, 2016 10:33 PM Public School Shakedown

Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has spent a lifetime fighting to siphon public money into private schools. more

Nov 24, 2016 4:33 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

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