'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."
During the Trump administration the former education secretary argued that it would be "unnecessary" and "extraordinary" for her to deposed.
The Justice Department backed DeVos, calling demands that she testify "extraordinary, unnecessary, and unsupported."
The pair both left their posts following the recent violence at the Capitol, citing the chaos in messages announcing their departures.
"Impressionable children are watching all this," Betsy DeVos wrote, "and they are learning from us."
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.
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.
The Education Secretary has criticized proposals to forgive student debt, calling it a "socialist takeover of higher education."
Warren also blamed DeVos for worsening student debt with DeVos' slowdown of an Obama-era debt relief program.
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.
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.
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 has urged people to listen to doctors and scientists when it comes to the decision to re-open the nation's schools.
The rapper also said he was "walking" to be president when asked if he was entering the race as a spoiler candidate.
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.
The lawsuit says the education secretary diverted $13.2 billion in coronavirus funds from economically disadvantaged public schools to K-12 private schools.
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.
"There are some people who want to keep our schools closed because they think it gives them a political advantage," Senator John Kennedy said.
About three-quarters of Florida parents said the pandemic has affected their child's mental health.
The Senate minority leader said schools need more federal funding to reopen safely when students return in the fall.
"Kids have got to get back to school," she says.
Both President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos suggested this week that schools that delay reopening could face federal funding cuts.
The education secretary also hit out at "fearmongering" adults who were "making excuses" for not reopening schools.
The group of attorneys general said they are "standing up for students" by challenging the removal of the regulations.
A former victim of the Obama administration's on-campus Title IX policies argues that the Trump administration is right to correct course.
The legal challenge backed by four groups representing student survivors of sexual assaults claims the changes violate the Constitution.
The president of the National Education Association also called the education secretary "unqualified" for the position.
I left the Department of Education knowing that it would use the false narrative of "due process" to target survivors of sexual violence. Wednesday's changes to Title IX confirm that.
The new guidelines, which will go into effect on August 14, include changes that narrow the definition of what can be deemed sexual harassment and require in-person cross-examinations between alleged perpetrators and their accusers.