Tag: Betsy DeVos

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Education Department Gave More Than $10 Million to For-Profit Colleges That Should Not Have Received Aid

Under the Trump administration, the Education Department gave $10.7 million to for-profit colleges that should not have received aid. The aid, which included federal loans and grants, was given to students at the Illinois Institute of Art and the Art Institute of Colorado — even though these schools are supposed…

LeBron James Says 'Trump Uses Sports to Divide Us'

After celebrating the opening of his STEM-based I Promise School for at-risk youth, LeBron James took direct shots at President Trump’s leadership while speaking with CNN’s Don Lemon. On Monday, the mega-athlete and humanitarian held nothing back during his discussion with Lemon. He candidly shared his thoughts about Trump and…

Trump's Minion Betsy DeVos Gives Green Light for Schools to Blow Whistle on Immigrants

There is no sanctuary for children in President Donald Trump’s racist world, and now schools can be a tool for deporting children and parents. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday before the House Education and Workforce Committee that schools and local communities decide whether to call U.S. Immigration and Customs…

Attorneys General to DeVos: Delaying Student Loan Protections Is 'Injustice for Students'

A group of 21 attorneys general signed an open letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging her to reinstate protections for students scammed by for-profit colleges. The letter cites the BorrowerDefenseRuleandtheGainfulEmploymentRule. These guidelines were intended to protect students who were defrauded by higher education institutions. Last year the Obama administration…

Trump Administration to be Investigated for Weakening Civil Rights Enforcement

In a majority decision made by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, President Donald Trump’s administration will be investigated for proposing cuts that will lead to a “dangerous reduction” of civil rights enforcement. “Along with changing programmatic priorities, these proposed cuts would result in a dangerous reduction of civil rights…