Two commissioners dissent from the USCCR’s statement of concern about the efficacy and priorities of the Trump Administration related to civil rights.
Congresswoman Katerine Clark (D-MA) pressed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos whether Christian schools receiving federal funding could ban LGBT students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shane Vander Hart: The Trump Administration should be commended for rescinding the President Obama’s school bathroom directive for transgendered students.
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 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.
The American people were shortchanged if they wanted to hear relevant, substantive questions and answers during Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearing.
Betsy DeVos does not mention Common Core in her opening statement for her confirmation hearing as Secretary of Education before the Senate HELP Committee.
A coalition of nearly 60 parent organizations, education experts and writers, and elected officials are concerned about Betsy Devos’ record and views.
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.
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 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.