EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress January 26, 2020

DeVos allies urge Supreme Court to green-light voucher schemes Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, argued before the Supreme Court on Jan. 22, could open the door to voucher schemes advocated by Betsy DeVos long before she became U.S. Education Secretary. A decision that favors DeVos could strike down state constitutional barriers to school vouchers.

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DeVos allies urge Supreme Court to green-light voucher schemes

Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, argued before the Supreme Court on Jan. 22, could open the door to voucher schemes advocated by Betsy DeVos long before she became U.S. Education Secretary. A decision that favors DeVos could strike down state constitutional barriers to school vouchers. Thus far, lack of support in Congress (even when

EdAction in Congress

EdAction in Congress January 19, 2020

House rebukes DeVos plan to protect predatory for-profit colleges Betsy DeVos’ attempts to protect predatory for-profit colleges that have defrauded students—and to sabotage students’ ability to get debt relief from the federal government—hit a major roadblock in the U.S. House on Thursday. By a 231 to 180 vote, the House passed a resolution to block DeVos’

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We need YOUR HELP to build support for school modernization

Updated January 24, 2020 Help us convince Congress to include public schools in the push to modernize America’s infrastructure. Half our schools are more than 50 years old, so it’s not surprising their overall condition gets a D+ on the American Society of Civil Engineers’  2017 infrastructure report card. To build support for school modernization,

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House rebukes DeVos plan to protect predatory for-profit colleges

By Mary Ellen Flannery Betsy DeVos’ attempts to protect predatory for-profit colleges that have defrauded students—and to sabotage students’ ability to get debt relief from the federal government—hit a major roadblock in the U.S. House on Thursday. By a 231 to 180 vote, the House passed a resolution to block DeVos’ efforts to gut protections