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Joe Biden will fire Betsy DeVos. Here’s why.

By Amanda Menas Students and educators deserve a secretary of Education who has experience and who is actually a champion of public schools. Betsy DeVos, who has spent decades working to dismantle public education and privatize public schools, is dangerously unqualified and lacks the experience we need in America’s secretary of education. Over the last

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How Joe Biden will support retired educators

By Amanda Menas During the coronavirus pandemic, retired educators are hit twice as hard. The virus threatens to ruin both their health and finances. Nearly 2.5 million people dedicated to public service, including many educators, are subject to unfair Social Security penalties when they are already struggling to make ends meet. Joe Biden has promised

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DeVos blocks aid to deserving college students, including DACA recipients

By Mary Ellen Flannery While the federal CARES Act has set aside more than $6 billion for emergency financial grants to college students to help them pay for food, rent, childcare, and other expenses during the coronavirus pandemic, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos specifically excluded some immigrant students who desperately need the help. DeVos blocked DACA