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Betsy DeVos news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
January 13, 2017
The Coming Crusade Against Public Education
Secretary of Education–nominee Betsy DeVos has fought to “
advance God's Kingdom” by privatizing the public-school system.
January 11, 2017
Under Trump, LGBT Student Rights Could Be in Trouble
But there is a lot communities can do at the local level to safeguard LGBT protections.