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Betsy DeVos Says The Title IX System Has 'Failed' Both Survivors And The Accused

Betsy DeVos Says The Title IX System Has 'Failed' Both Survivors And The AccusedDuring a planned press conference on Thursday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that “the era of rule by letter is over” with regards to campus sexual assault.



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Betsy DeVos to revamp Obama-era campus sexual assault policy

Betsy DeVos to revamp Obama-era campus sexual assault policyU.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced on Thursday the Trump administration's plan to overhaul Obama-era policy relative to sexual assault on college campuses.



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Betsy DeVos is grilled on discrimination against LGBTQ students

Betsy DeVos is grilled on discrimination against LGBTQ studentsAt a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos repeatedly over where she stands of the protection against discrimination of LGBTQ students attending private schools.



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Betsy DeVos Elaborates On School Choice

Betsy DeVos Elaborates On School ChoiceEven though Education Secretary Betsy DeVos did not give away any specifics, she did stress on the importance of holding states accountable when it comes to education and making them answerable to parents, not the government.



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Betsy DeVos is booed for a reason. Or two. Or three | Douglas Williams

Betsy DeVos is booed for a reason. Or two. Or three | Douglas WilliamsThe US secretary of education faced jeers when she spoke at Bethune-Cookman University. There are many reasons why one might jeer Betsy DeVos, the US education secretary. Maybe you think that her advocacy for charter schools – and the deleterious effects that these have had in her home state of Michigan – is worthy of complaint.



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Betsy DeVos’ Controversial Statements On African-American Colleges In The Past

Betsy DeVos’ Controversial Statements On African-American Colleges In The PastBetsy DeVos was booed during her speech at the Bethune-Cookman University, which could be due to the array of inappropriate comments made by her on African-American colleges in the past.



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Betsy DeVos met by boos at a graduation ceremony

Betsy DeVos met by boos at a graduation ceremonyEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos did not receive a warm welcome from every graduating senior at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida. Many in the crowd booed and turned their backs on DeVos during her commencement speech.



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Betsy DeVos heavily booed during commencement speech as students turn their backs

Betsy DeVos heavily booed during commencement speech as students turn their backsBetsy DeVos’ commencement speech to students at a historically black university has been met with boos and interruptions, with many students turning their backs on Donald Trump’s education secretary as she addressed the crowd at Bethune-Cookman Universtiy. The decision of Florida’s Bethune-Cookman University to have Ms DeVos speak at their commencement originally led to protests on campus.



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Betsy DeVos gave a commencement speech at a historically black university and it went exactly how you'd expect

Betsy DeVos gave a commencement speech at a historically black university and it went exactly how you'd expectIt's unclear what administrators at Bethune-Cookman University were imagining when they invited Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to speak at their student's commencement ceremony, but it's far easier to guess what their students thought of the choice: No.  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was greeted with a deafening chorus of boos from students when she delivered her commencement speech at the historically black university on Wednesday. Some students turned their backs on the secretary and did everything they could to communicate their dissent. SEE ALSO: How to style your vagina so it's no longer a pre-existing condition At some points during the speech, the boos became so loud that the secretary had to pause. In normal circumstances, we'd suggest you listen to the full speech but, honestly, who ever listens to a full commencement speech.  So just soak in these beautifully awkward moments of the students making their voices heard instead. Ppl screaming and booing as Betsy DeVos begins her address to Bethune-Cookman graduates. Many in graduating class have turned backs on her — Antonia Hylton (@ahylton26) May 10, 2017 "GO HOME" someone yells. — adam harris (@AdamHSays) May 10, 2017 Twitter, too, had its own congratulations to send to the Bethune-Cookman students. Live shot of me Milly Rocking to the soundtrack of Bethune Cookman's graduating class booing Betsy Devos earlier today pic.twitter.com/1AElI7PK25 — Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) May 10, 2017 We've heard Betsy Devos extensively. She's not qualified to lead a line of kindergarteners back from lunch. t.co/pOH3eGdgbh — Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) May 10, 2017 If you're having a bad day, I suggest watching Betsy DeVos getting loudly booed by brave #BethuneCookman students. Our youth know what's up. pic.twitter.com/El8mO68LYA — Jason Pollock (@Jason_Pollock) May 10, 2017 My reaction to the graduates that turned their backs on Betsy DeVos during her commencement speech… #CongratsGrads pic.twitter.com/zkb3yTsYIP — Simar (@sahluwal) May 10, 2017 After the university announced in early May that DeVos would speak, over 50,000 people signed a petition to have her removed. Alumni of the school have even offered to mail back their degrees. The education secretary hasn't exactly demonstrated a depth of knowledge about the history of race and education in America. In February, Betsy DeVos came under fire for misspelling the revered black historian W.E.B. Dubois' name in a tweet. Later that month, DeVos appeared to confuse school choice with school segregation. "HBCUs are real pioneers when it comes to school choice," DeVos said in a statement. Historically black colleges, it shouldn't have to be said, were built because students of color were denied entrance to all-white universities — not because of vouchers, which didn't exist yet. In April, DeVos rolled back Obama-era protections for student loan borrowers, which didn't exactly make her popular among  … students.   None of that stopped the university from inviting DeVos to speak and awarding her an honorary doctorate. Which made everyone long for the days when commencement speeches were delivered by random teachers reading from
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US student debt tops $1.31 trillion: Does Betsy DeVos have a plan?

US student debt tops $  1.31 trillion: Does Betsy DeVos have a plan?Student loans were the leading cause for a substantial increase in household debt last year, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Thursday. While the high balance of US student debt is not news anymore, the new record-high $ 1.31 trillion balance, up 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter, is another reminder of the severity of a problem that has cast a shadow over the nation in recent years. During her confirmation hearing, now-Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos suggested a vision for higher education that might not require as much student debt.



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