Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced yesterday that, in light of a 2017 Supreme Court decision, she will put the brakes on enforcing the provision in federal law that bars religious organizations from providing federally funded educational services to private schools. In Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia Inc. v. Comer, the Supreme Court found that Missouri… Continue reading Andy Smarick Provides A Helpful Explainer—on Twitter—About Why DeVos’ Move to Ease Church-State Rules Could Be Hugely Consequential
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In keeping with America’s new love affair with tribalism, Nancy Pelosi stood up for her colleague, Michigan Representative John Conyers, and extolled the virtues of due process during an appearance this weekend on Meet The Press. While under normal circumstances, we could all agree with Pelosi’s sentiments about the accused deserving due process, there is… Continue reading Due Process For My Side But Not For Yours
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On this very rainy Tuesday (when, yet again, all baseball games will be cancelled and the pressure will be on for me to actually make dinner), Keri and I hit the airwaves with our sixth episode of Planet Mom Radio. We talk about the never-ending gloating going on over Question 2 in Massachusetts: you won,… Continue reading Stop the Gloating, Honor People’s Personal Stories, Ugly Leggings and I Can’t Even With This Caterpillar Rash!
I think the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina,” Duncan said. “That education system was a disaster, and it took Hurricane Katrina to wake up the community to say that ‘we have to do better.’ And the progress that they’ve made in four years since the hurricane… Continue reading Arne Duncan Wasn’t Celebrating Hurricane Katrina and Betsy DeVos isn’t Celebrating Segregation or Jim Crow
President Trump is making most of us a little crazy these days and a recent meeting regarding education is certainly no exception. With the aftermath of the election coupled with the unprecedented opposition to Betsy DeVos’s nomination for Secretary of Education, there has been a hyper intensity about all things political in general and also… Continue reading Madame Secretary, Where are the Parents and Teachers of Color?
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Well, my head exploded last night and I lay the blame at the feet of Democrats and Republicans. In fact, Betsy DeVos actually came out of the night seeming like one of the nicest people in the room. Seeing as Elizabeth Warren didn’t even have the grace to shake DeVos’ hand after the hearing, it’s… Continue reading My Head Exploded and You Are All to Blame
It’s nothing new that Sheldon Whitehouse oozes hypocrisy but I am most rankled by his comments, actions, and over the top rhetoric when it comes to education because that’s where my focus lies. He is currently engaged in a war on Betsy DeVos, President Elect Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary who begins confirmation hearings today.… Continue reading Senator Whitehouse: Do as I say, Not as I do