Tag: Betsy DeVos

Michigan’s Education Issues Will Be Resolved in Michigan. Not Washington, D.C.

We all have spent a lot of time observing Betsy DeVos’s nomination hearings for secretary of education. And we should. But we must remember that most of the political weight and power that will affect change (whether good or bad) in Michigan is at the state level. Right here at home.  With a Republican governor in his final term of…

While You View Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation Hearing…Check These Michigan Education Points

Now that the Trump inauguration follies are over, I hope you have been following the new set of follies: the confirmation hearings for President Trump’s nominees. So far, the most divisive hearing has been Betsy DeVos’ Senate committee hearing. Bellwether Education Partners has pulled together a report on Michigan’s current education climate. Take a look and you decide if these…

Trump’s New Education Secretary Will Inherit a Growing Number of Civil Rights Complaints

The US Department of Education’s overburdened Office of Civil Rights must be sweating as they face leadership changes in both their department and in the White House. Especially when that new leadership will come from Donald Trump’s pool of people not terribly concerned with civil rights. To be fair, we don’t know what Trump or Betsy DeVos (his education secretary)…

Betsy DeVos: Skepticism & Hope

While we await the pending confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos’s nomination for Secretary of Education. There have been a lot of stories written about Mrs. DeVos’s history, motives and potential as our nation’s next education czar. There is definitely a lot of skepticism of how she will approach leading our county’s public schools. Education Next’s Michael Q. McShane writes an…

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