Betsy DeVos: If States Discriminate Against LGBTQ Students, It's Cool By Me

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DeVos presented no specific programs in her speech to 300 attendees to a dinner by the American Foundation for Children.

Meredith charged DeVos with coming "into office with an intention to promote voucher programs nationwide, as she did here in IN through her political action committee the American Federation for Children, which used $1.3 million in political contributions to expand private school vouchers, private school tax credits and charter schools".

Providence Cristo Rey's focus on exactly those students - low-income, minority students with college ambitions - makes it an anomaly in Indiana's school choice landscape. School choice advocates are divided over whether to push charter and vouchers on the federal or state level. "It refocuses the department on supporting states in their efforts to provide a high-quality education to all of our students". Does she believe that the racial disparity in school discipline rates is a problem? "If a menu is full of bad options, then do you really have a choice at all?" she said. "We worked tirelessly to reverse this senseless bureaucratic decision that jeopardized the education and hopes of hundreds of students in ME who depend on Upward Bound to succeed in higher education", said Senators Collins and King and Representatives Poliquin and Pingree in a joint statement.

Thomas Massie from Kentucky introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to "abolish the Department of Education by December 2018". The department's actions since January have raised serious doubt about the secretary's commitment to enforcing federal law and protecting all students. People who benefit from doctors, lawyers and social workers in many rural areas of West Virginia will no longer have access to high-quality providers that work in those places in order to help pay for their education. "And yet I'm most upset that this budget would undermine our public education system and the working families who depend on them".

Public schools must teach all students regardless of ability.

Her outrage was shared by other Democrats on the subcommittee. Providence Cristo Rey does not teach a single student with special education needs, according to state data.

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In the budget outline that was released this week, Trump and his Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, reveal a stunning lack of commitment to America's great equalizer. "We are invested in fully funding OCR".

Trump and DeVos are seeking to increase the federal investment in charter schools by 50 percent, bringing the total appropriation to $500 million per year.

But Trump's budget proposal actually would cut just under $2 million from that office.

"We were pretty late in getting our omnibus done", Mr. Cole said, adding that, "In fairness to the secretary, they didn't have that information, and they did not know Congress had authorized that program at the time they were putting together their budget". "It's a real school".

In general, private school choice is the more controversial set of education options because opponents claim they take funding away from public schools.

This sentiment was similarly shared by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) who emphasized that it was the federal government that allowed her-as a black woman-to go to school and "how appalling and sad" it is that DeVos wants to remove the federal government's critical role in ensuring every child is entitled to an education free from discrimination.