A Response to USCCR’s Rebuke of Trump Administration’s Civil Rights Priorities

Two commissioners dissent from the USCCR’s statement of concern about the efficacy and priorities of the Trump Administration related to civil rights.

Why We Should Be Cautious About Federal School Choice

Congresswoman Katerine Clark (D-MA) pressed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos whether Christian schools receiving federal funding could ban LGBT students.

Trump’s Budget Axes 20 PreK-12 Education Programs

President Donald Trump’s budget reduces the U.S. Department of Education’s overall budget by 13.5 percent including the elimination of 20 preK-12 programs.

Three Things Trump’s Executive Order on K-12 Education Does

Shane Vander Hart: President Trump’s executive order is a good step to reduce federal control in education, but does not promise that Feds will pull out.

Betsy DeVos: “There Isn’t Really Any Common Core Anymore.” Wrong.

Shane Vander Hart: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has not said much about Common Core since being confirmed, and what she has said has been entirely incorrect.

Trump to CEOs: “Common Core… We Have to End It”

President Donald Trump during a CEO Townhall broke his silence on the Common Core State Standards since taking office in January to reaffirm his promises.

Joni Ernst Faces Hostile Crowd in Des Moines

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) was booed and shouted at by liberals throughout a hostile town hall held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Trump Administration Rescinds Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Directive

Shane Vander Hart: The Trump Administration should be commended for rescinding the President Obama’s school bathroom directive for transgendered students.

A Cabinet Fight Over Rescinding Obama’s Transgender Directive to Schools?

The New York Times used only anonymous sources to report a cabinet fight over President Trump’s plan to rescind Obama’s transgender directive to schools.

Iowa’s Senators Respond to Confirmation of Betsy DeVos and Jeff Sessions

Iowa’s U.S. Senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley respond to the confirmations of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education and Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.

So What Did We Learn from Betsy DeVos’ Hearing?

The American people were shortchanged if they wanted to hear relevant, substantive questions and answers during Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearing.

No Mention of Common Core in Betsy DeVos’ Opening Statement

Betsy DeVos does not mention Common Core in her opening statement for her confirmation hearing as Secretary of Education before the Senate HELP Committee.

National Parent Coalition Sends Senate Questions for Betsy DeVos

A coalition of nearly 60 parent organizations, education experts and writers, and elected officials are concerned about Betsy Devos’ record and views.

Betsy DeVos: Time to Put An End to the Federalized Common Core

President-elect Donald Trump and his pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, called for the elimination of Common Core and expansion of school choice.

What Will Betsy DeVos Bring to the Role of Secretary of Education?

Shane Vander Hart: While Betsy DeVos may not have been my first (or second or third or fourth) choice as Secretary of Education I will give her a chance.

Parents, Activists Press Trump to Keep Campaign Promises on Education

Parents and activists are pressing President-Elect Donald Trump to keep promises he made to end Common Core and to decrease the federal role in education.