The latest on Betsy DeVos. A Republican, DeVos served as secretary of education in the administration of President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2021. A controversial figure, both politically and in education circles, DeVos was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in a 50-50 split vote broken by Vice President Mike Pence. DeVos resigned the day after the January 6th Capitol attack, accusing President Donald Trump of inciting the riot.
Student Loan Update: Biden's Cancellation Could Cost $400B
In total, more than 45 million Americans owe a combined $1.7 trillion in federal student debt.
The Student Loan House of Cards is Collapsing
How much will Joe Biden's student-loan scheme cost? It's a simple question that should have a clear answer.
MAGA Supporters Turn On Donald Trump After Michigan Candidate Endorsement
The ex-president is backing Tudor Dixon—seen as a RINO by some of his supporters—in the GOP gubernatorial midterm.
Betsy DeVos Says GOP Movement Not Dependent on 'Any One Person'
"Politics now are so often about people, not the policies that impact lives directly," Devos said.
Miguel Cardona Affirms Undocumented Students Should Receive An Education
'I believe all means all. So when there are students that are here that need to be educated, we have an obligation. Whether or not that means they have different rights, I'll leave that to others. But when it comes to education, every student should get an education when they're here."
Betsy DeVos Must Testify in Student Loan Forgiveness Lawsuit, Judge Rules
During the Trump administration the former education secretary argued that it would be "unnecessary" and "extraordinary" for her to deposed.
Biden Admin Shuts Down Class-Action Lawsuit's Demand for DeVos Testimony
The Justice Department backed DeVos, calling demands that she testify "extraordinary, unnecessary, and unsupported."
Betsy DeVos, Elaine Chao Accused of Resigning to Dodge 25th Amendment Calls
The pair both left their posts following the recent violence at the Capitol, citing the chaos in messages announcing their departures.
Betsy DeVos Resigns as Pressure Builds on Cabinet to Remove Trump
"Impressionable children are watching all this," Betsy DeVos wrote, "and they are learning from us."
The Supreme Court Opened the Door for Religious Charter Schools
Given the rhetoric from the frontrunners Biden is considering for education secretary, it's fair to assume whomever he chooses won't share DeVos's zeal for religious freedom and school choice.
DeVos Extends Student Loan Grace Period As Dems Call for Debt Cancellation
Americans have had the option of not paying their student loans during the coronavirus pandemic, but that provision was expected to end in December 2020.
Progressives Hit Back at Betsy DeVos over Student Loans
The Education Secretary has criticized proposals to forgive student debt, calling it a "socialist takeover of higher education."
Warren Calls DeVos 'Unqualified Billionaire' for Bashing Debt Forgiveness
Warren also blamed DeVos for worsening student debt with DeVos' slowdown of an Obama-era debt relief program.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Sued Over 455 Times, Study Says
DeVos has held the position for less than four years. Either she or her department have been sued once every three days of her tenure.
Education Dep. Scrapped Tool for Defrauded Students, Lied About it: Docs
An online tool was axed by a top department official because it reportedly would have been "too easy" for students defrauded by colleges and universities to apply for loan forgiveness.
Amy Coney Barrett Could Change Campus Sexual Assault Rules Forever
Barrett wrote an appellate decision last year that made it easier for students accused of committing campus sexual assaults to challenge their university's handling of the cases.
Jill Biden Says Returning to Schools Is a 'Life and Death Issue'
Jill Biden has urged people to listen to doctors and scientists when it comes to the decision to re-open the nation's schools.
Kanye West Says He's 'Designing a School,' Meeting DeVos About Curriculum
The rapper also said he was "walking" to be president when asked if he was entering the race as a spoiler candidate.
Public School Group Accuses DeVos of 'Gambling with Our Kids' Lives'
A non-profit group comprised of current and former educators, students and parents, will have a truck cruise around the streets of Washington this week with a mobile billboard that criticizes DeVos and her push to reopen schools.
NAACP Accuses Betsy DeVos of Reallocating CARES Funding to Private Schools
The lawsuit says the education secretary diverted $13.2 billion in coronavirus funds from economically disadvantaged public schools to K-12 private schools.
Defying Trump, Schools Edge Towards Remote Learning
As coronavirus cases soar, the odds of schools opening in the fall is low. Parents are bracing with having the kids home another few months--or longer.
GOP Senator Says They 'Can Kiss My A**' as Teachers Oppose School Reopening
"There are some people who want to keep our schools closed because they think it gives them a political advantage," Senator John Kennedy said.
Children Concerned About Returning to School During Pandemic: Poll
About three-quarters of Florida parents said the pandemic has affected their child's mental health.
Schumer Tells Trump, DeVos 'Stop Threatening' Schools Over Reopening, Funds
The Senate minority leader said schools need more federal funding to reopen safely when students return in the fall.
Education Secretary: Local School Leaders Will Handle COVID Outbreaks
"Kids have got to get back to school," she says.
CDC to Reissue School Reopening Guidelines After Trump Threatens to Cut Aid
Both President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested this week that schools that delay reopening could face federal funding cuts.
DeVos 'Seriously' Looking at Withholding Funds From Schools That Don't Open
The education secretary also hit out at "fearmongering" adults who were "making excuses" for not reopening schools.
AGs Sue to Block DeVos' Repeal of Obama's Rule Against For-Profit Colleges
The group of attorneys general said they are "standing up for students" by challenging the removal of the regulations.
Title IX Reforms Will Restore Due Process for Victims and the Accused
A former victim of the Obama administration's on-campus Title IX policies argues that the Trump administration is right to correct course.
Betsy DeVos Sued by Groups Representing Student Sexual Violence Victims
The legal challenge backed by four groups representing student survivors of sexual assaults claims the changes violate the Constitution.