Betsy Devos’s first year in office offered an embarrassing number of choices for top stories. She was, and remains, supremely unqualified.
Issue Education News
Ask educators in Wisconsin, Illinois, Florida, Kansas or Arizona if a governor matters and you’ll get an earful. They approve legislation, guide budget priorities, appoint state education officials, and set policies, regulations and programs.
On the issues of tax cuts, Dreamers and career and technical training, Trump’s remarks were misleading, offensive and at odds with his record.
Tomorrow’s #SOTU reminds voters to hold accountable in November those elected officials who have supported policies that have been detrimental to students and public education.
Education Votes highlights those candidates with allegiance to Betsy DeVos and her destructive agenda for public schools.
Dreamers and their allies, including educators, faith leaders, civil rights groups and the business community, push for Dreamer fix despite Trump, congressional gamesmanship.
“I think if we educators really want to achieve the goal of supporting youth, we are going to have to figure out how to challenge structures of racism and inequality and work collectively towards that.”
“We’ve encountered some adversity, not everyone is for the name change. But we push forward and stay positive. At the end we will prevail and what we are striving for – inclusion – is way more than what they are striving for.”
Activists helped restore federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. But the need to advocate for student health is far from over.
“This case is part of a broader effort to weaken the freedom and power of working people, undermine public services, and to erode the common good.”