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Five Ways Joe Biden will support LGBTQ+ Students and Educators

By Amanda Menas After years of improvements to levels of acceptance of LGBTQ+ students by their peers, between 2015 and 2017, the National School Climate Survey reported that schools are becoming more hostile against LGBTQ+ youth. Nearly half of all LGBTQ+ students live in states where they are not protected from discrimination or bullying. They

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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