THIS BLOG WILL TAKE A SHORT SPRING BREAK. LOOK FOR A NEW POST ON APRIL 9.
Yesterday’s post covered Betsy DeVos’s record as U.S. Secretary of Education—examining her failed quest to privatize the public schools and Congress’s success in blocking her K-12 agenda. But there are other important departmental responsibilities. DeVos has also turned her attention to deregulation.
DeVos has set out to expunge Obama-era rules and guidance protecting students’ civil rights in public schools. She has also quietly erased protection for college students in predatory for-profit colleges and trade schools whose operating budgets depend for their very survival on their ability to market themselves to students who will bring federal loans, grants, and Veterans’ program dollars. However, again and again, her Department’s justification for cancelling or delaying Obama rules has been blocked by the courts.
Court challenges have forced DeVos’s staff to continue