Betsy Devos

The Privatization of Puerto Rico’s Public Schools Has Begun

August 2, 2018

Teacher and union activist Noelanie Fuentes Cardona says Puerto Rico’s Democratic governor and Betsy DeVos have teamed up to introduce charter schools and online schools to the struggling island

Trump Admin Halts Investigation of For-Profit Colleges

Trump Admin Halts Investigation of For-Profit Colleges

May 19, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s decision to stop investigating for-profit educational institutions for fraudulent practices is yet another reason to believe that the Trump presidency is most corrupt in US history, says former financial regulator Bill Black

Elites Impose Education Policies They Would Never Accept for their Children

March 13, 2018

In the final part of our interview with author Noliwe Rooks, we examine some of the reforms that the likes of Betsy DeVos have mandated for poor children but would never be accepted for the wealthy

Student Debt Cancellation a Viable Option, Economists Say

March 12, 2018

A new in-depth study on the consequences of cancelling all student debt in the US shows that it would help the economy far more than it would cost. We talk to Stephanie Kelton, one of the study’s co-authors

Charter School Principal: No Evidence Privatization Is Better For Students

February 15, 2018

Pushing back against the national wave of school privatization, Baltimore principal Matt Hornbeck says equitable funding and high-quality teachers are the keys to educational excellence

Chicago’s Democratic Mayor Pushes Trump’s Education Agenda

February 6, 2018

Students face displacement as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel falls in line with President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ push for privatization

Education

September 11, 2017
Students, professors and two gubernatorial candidates say Betsy DeVos’s attacks against public education make her unqualified to deliver the commencement speech at the University of Baltimore

The Real Baltimore

August 4, 2017
Baltimore educators Diamonte Brown and Job Trotsky join former Chicago principal Troy LaRaviere say schools should not be blamed for failures of society

Despite Fightback, Top Principals Say Schools Still Facing Painful Layoffs, Increased Class Sizes

April 11, 2017

On the latest episode of The Real Baltimore, leading principals Ashley Cook, Job Grotsky and Matt Hornbeck discuss what equitable funding would mean for Baltimore public schools, the advantages enjoyed by charter schools, and what it takes to make a school ‘great’.

Whistle Blower Teacher Says Charter Schools Draining Students, Resources from Public Education

March 22, 2017

In the third installment of TRNN’s investigation into the decline of public education another whistle blower teacher says Baltimore’s focus on charter schools is threatening the viability of public education – by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham