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Betsy DeVos news and analysis from The Nation
April 19, 2017
What Betsy DeVos’s Emphasis on ‘Choice’ Means for School Segregation
The education secretary’s policies stand to make divisions in our schools and neighborhoods worse, not better.
April 14, 2017
Reclaiming Public Goods Under Trump
The Roosevelt Institute is launching the Re:Public Project to fight privatization.
March 31, 2017
Trump’s Administration Is Making It Easier for For-Profit Colleges to Screw Over More Students
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has already picked a for-profit college official for her team—are more to come?
March 10, 2017
Rebecca Solnit: How Women Are Changing the World
An interview with the author and activist on feminism, Trump, and our exciting and horrifying moment in history.
March 7, 2017
Betsy DeVos’s Education Agenda Can Be Overturned. This City Shows How.
What Philadelphia’s fight against market-driven school “reform” can teach us about resisting attacks on public education.
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February 24, 2017
Another Republican Lawmaker Just Faced Hundreds of Angry Constituents
Senator Bill Cassidy endured jeers, boos, and tough questions during town halls in Louisiana this week.
February 8, 2017
Betsy DeVos Has Been Confirmed. Now the Fight Really Begins.
DeVos will have significant influence over how civil-rights protections for students are enforced, and how the for-profit college and student-loan industries are regulated.
February 1, 2017
How Alaskan Activists Got a Key Republican Senator to Oppose Betsy DeVos
Unions and education activists urged Lisa Murkowski to oppose Trump’s education pick. On Tuesday, in a testament to the power of grassroots resistance, Murkowski switched.
January 24, 2017
America’s Descent Into Madness
January 18, 2017
Betsy DeVos Just Flunked Her Senate Test
From guns in schools to accountability for for-profit colleges, the nominee for secretary of education e
ither could not or chose not to answer most serious policy questions.