Tag: Trump Administration

Dear Betsy DeVos, Your Key to Public Schools is Parents and Students

Dear Ms. DeVos: I am pretty sure what happened the other day when, as the new U.S. education secretary, you tried to tour a public school and were met by protesters, was seen as wrong in the eyes of many of those who feel you need to know what is needed in public schools. Of course you need to know as…

Learning From Our Past

By Guest Blogger Robert Thornton The impending inauguration of a new president has generated significant buzz and dialogue related to our city and what the future holds for its residents. As we move to close the chapter on one of the most contentious presidential campaigns in memory, we have an unparalleled opportunity to learn from our past as we work…

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)…

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