God bless 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl, the reporter who had to squint to properly process the unmitigated idiocy dribbling from Betsy DeVos’ mouth during an interview with the secretary of education Sunday night.
Of course, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is not the world’s most useless white person. That title belongs to sentient-pile-of-shredded-Monopoly-money-lining-an-albino-hamster’s-cage Jared Kushner, who has somehow managed to stay dead in the center of every Trump-related scandal despite the fact that no one knows…
To be a person of color in America is to always be tangled between dueling worlds. What was different in 2017, more so than any other year in recent memory, was how those polarities were laid bare for everyone else to see.
Editor’s note: Once a month, the National Interest column will tackle broader questions about what the country should do to increase educational opportunities for black youths.
A coalition of 18 Democratic attorneys general are suing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for the second time over her plan to end an Obama-era regulation that protects student loan borrowers from predatory career-training programs.
I was lucky to find my Bethune-Cookman hoodie just before my Uber arrived to carry me to the airport. Well-worn and worn with pride, it always creates conversations on planes with folks who’ve never heard of it. “Bethune-Cookman College,” my row mate read slowly.
Betsy DeVos, head of the U.S. Department of Education, said Thursday that she plans to rewrite the Obama administration’s guidance for how colleges and universities handle sexual assaults on campus so that it better protects students who have been accused of committing assault.
President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos didn’t wholeheartedly renounce white supremacy over the weekend, but teachers must.
Earlier this year, Education Secretary and super-rich white woman Betsy DeVos put her foot in her mouth when she said HBCUs were “real pioneers when it comes to school choice.” Because she has never had to worry about not having access to education, it was clear she didn’t understand that those early schools were, in…
Rep. Cedric L. Richmond, Democrat from New Orleans and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, wrote a three-page letter Wednesday to Donald Trump declining his invitation to the CBC to meet with him, and outlining the many reasons the group as a whole is saying no.
Because Betsy DeVos is a mediocre white woman who spends her time spending her wealthy husband’s money—in fact, the DeVos family has donated millions to the Republican Party—she was gifted the job of education secretary. In this position, she has excelled in moving the nation toward for-profit schooling.
Betsy DeVos, the white woman who was given everything in life, including her appointment as education secretary, thanks in part to large donations of her husband’s money, is curtailing investigations into civil rights violations because the Trump administration doesn’t care about nonwhite-people issues (Kanye before…
The NAACP Florida State Conference was right. As Bethune-Cookman University graduates loudly booed U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos during her remarks at the school’s commencement ceremony Wednesday morning, university President Edison Jackson threatened to withhold their degrees.
A week ago, Bethune-Cookman University, an HBCU located in Florida and named after Mary McLeod Bethune, announced that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos would be the school’s commencement speaker, and the news went over like a lead balloon.
Bethune-Cookman University, a historically Black university in Daytona Beach, Florida, has invited - and she has accepted - ironically titled Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to be the commencement speaker next week. I've read several articles about this because I've honestly been trying to understand and what I've…
For some reason unbeknownst to many of us, historically black college Bethune-Cookman University in Florida has announced that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will be the keynote commencement speaker next week.
While Donald Trump was chilling at Mar-a-Lago eating chocolate cake out of that nasty-ass kitchen and listening to the Gap Band’s “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” on an endless loop, Betsy DeVos put an anti-affirmative-action, feminist-hating troll who once claimed to be a victim of reverse racism in charge of civil rights…
While we were all distracted by other things Tuesday, Betsy DeVos used her powers as education secretary to roll back some key policy memos issued by the Obama administration that strengthened consumer protections for student loan borrowers.
There is an old African proverb that has been passed down from the ancestors through generations of black people that goes like this: “Never trust anyone who lets people put their feet on the couch.”
You know how you know somebody is batshit crazy based on what you already know or what they’ve been convicted of, but then they level up, just to prove it to you? Betsy DeVos just did that. Nothing about this woman screams “let her lead the children to the promised land” but yet and still here we are. And since she’s…