Tag: Department Of Education

Texas Cut Funding for 350,000 Special Ed Students, Most are Black and Latino, Think Thats a Coincidence

As the school year begins in Texas, it’s estimated that 350,000 students, mostly Latino and Black, with disabilities will go without the support necessary for a proper education. It’s not surprising, as in March, Public School Finance Commissioner Chair and former Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister asked if the…

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…

LGBT Students to Remain Unprotected by Betsy DeVos

Rights for LGBT people have been a cause for concern under the Trump administration. And on Tuesday, Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos created more uncertainty, to say the least, when she refused to say LGBT students would be protected from discrimination at private schools. DeVos said several times that…

HBCU Funding Unconstitutional, Trump Suggests

A statement from the White House over the weekend suggested that a certain financial program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) may be unconstitutional an implication that has raised concerns among supporters and leaders of HBCUs. “My Administration shall treat provisions that allocate benefits on the basis of race,…