Betsy DeVos defends rescinding of Obama-era transgender protections

Betsy DeVos defends rescinding of Obama-era transgender protections

"She has much to learn about education laws and public schools", Miranda wrote. In 1980, Congress established the Department of Education as a cabinet-level agency because it understood that education is an investment in human capital.

'Now, the good news is that the school was not to be deterred, ' Walker recalled.

Howard also said he is troubled by DeVos' with the the debate between growth and proficiency when measuring student performance. According to the Wall Street Journal, this bipartisan reform is the "largest devolution of federal control to the states in a quarter-century".

"The minute we move towards privatization of education, students getting left behind becomes an issue", added Howard.

In talking about the Trump administration's actions to undo the mandate, DeVos attempted to walk a line between opposing what she considers federal overreach by the Obama administration and affirming her commitment to protecting the rights of all students.

I've introduced legislation to let kids from low-income families use student aid for job training programs and I've introduced legislation with Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia to financially support partnerships between schools and employers.

Sessions had sparred with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, whose permission was needed so the administration could go through with the directive. So DeVos and Sessions clashed on the issue, forcing Trump to weigh in, which he did, on the side of Sessions. Although this is a stretch, and it is very clear that America's federal role in educational funding is fairly limited, DeVos takes controversial stands on issues that will surely impact students particularly in public colleges.

Today a more defiant DeVos showed up at the annual conference of conservatives, where Vice President Mike Pence will grace the stage tonight and President Trump will speak tomorrow.

The most important creator of human capital in the United States is the public education system. "Both the president and I believe that providing an equal opportunity for a quality education is an imperative that all students deserve".

Mr. Trump sided with his attorney general, these Republicans said.

While it's certainly preferable to have a quiet advocate to no advocate at all, I worry that because of the lack of compassion displayed towards marginalized groups by Trump's White House, we're starting to mistake tepidity for actual warmth. "She is well qualified to serve as education secretary".

One member of the audience even shouted "I love you!" as the MI billionaire took the stage, a dramatic departure from how DeVos has been received at recent events, including being blocked by protesters from entering a Washington, D.C., middle school.

I marched in Washington, DC on January 21 to defend public education. I share that passion.

If Betsy DeVos is confirmed, her policies will have far reaching implications across the nation. By empowering local communities and parents, we can give them not just a better education, but a better future.

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