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The Choice of Botel for White House Education Advisor Should Offer Some Comfort to DeVos Opponents

Peter Cunningham | Posted 01.29.2017 | Education
Peter Cunningham

It's not easy being a progressive education reformer in the age of President Trump. Speaking for myself only, I support high-quality public charter sc...

9 Teachers On Why They Oppose Betsy DeVos As Education Secretary

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 01.20.2017 | Parents

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Education Secretary, raised eyebrows with some of her statements during her confirmation hearin...

Does School Accountability Matter to the Trump Administration?

Peter Cunningham | Posted 01.03.2017 | Education
Peter Cunningham

With 2017 upon us and a new administration in Washington prepared to take over, it's a good time to reflect on the federal role in public education. B...

Education Secretary Nominee Will Cut Money for Colleges Because Smart People Are Bad for GOP

Christopher Lamb | Posted 11.21.2016 | Comedy
Christopher Lamb

President-Elect Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of education said she will ask that funding for higher education be dramatically cut in hopes of...

Education Secretary John King Says This Is An Urgent Moment For School Desegregation

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.19.2016 | Politics

The issue of school segregation has gotten relatively little federal attention the past few decades, despite a series of court decisions dismantling t...

Obama Is One Step Closer To Officially Having A New Education Secretary

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

It looks like acting U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr. may not be acting for much longer. On Wednesday morning, the Senate education committee...

Here Is What We Know About John King, The Next U.S. Secretary Of Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is stepping down from his post in December to spend more time with his family, he announced Friday. President ...

Arne Duncan: These Are The Things Parents Should Demand From Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

Certain educational rights should be universal, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said Friday. While speaking at the 2015 National Parent Tea...

Who Would Replace Arne Duncan?

Peter Greene | Posted 09.17.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Both national teachers' unions have recently given voice to a popular teacher daydream -- the departure of Arne Duncan from the U.S. Department of Education. But the fantasy of having Duncan go away and be replaced by someone more suitable for the job is a fantasy.

Former Ed Secretary: Arm School Employees

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting that claimed 26 lives Friday, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett said Sunday that schools should...

Who Could Be Romney's Education Secretary?

Education Week | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

With the Republican National Convention about to kick off, it's officially time to start speculating about who could be presumptive GOP Mitt Romney's ...

President To Address Stafford Loan Interest Rates At CU

Posted 04.24.2012 | Denver

Thousands stood in line at the University Memorial Center in Boulder over the weekend hoping to get one of the free tickets available to watch Preside...

The Trouble With Title IX And Quotas

Sabrina Schaeffer | Posted 03.19.2012 | Women
Sabrina Schaeffer

The problem with anti-discrimination legislation like Title IX is not with its intentions. The trouble is that the goal posts keep moving

Lobbying Threatens Overhaul Of Student Loans

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four months ago, it appeared all but certain that the White House and Democrats in Congress would succeed in overhauling the student loa...

Obama Education Plan: $4 Billion Proposed, Will Be Used To Pressure Schools For Reforms

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is leaning hard on the nation's schools, using the promise of more than $4 billion in federal aid -- and the threat of withholding it ...

Will Arne Duncan Be the Bold Education Reformer Obama Needs?

John Affeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Affeldt

Duncan just might prove to be a Secretary who can bridge the gap between the efficiency hawks and the broader/bolder reform advocates.

Sam Stein

Obama On Economic Recovery: We Are Running Out Of Options | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama held a news conference Tuesday to announce the nomination of Arne Duncan as his Education Secretary. But the proceedings quickly took a d...

Darling-Hammond Could Usher in New Era of Education Engagement

John Affeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Affeldt

Barack Obama will be the first community organizer sworn into our nation's highest office--the dramatic result of an unprecedented level of grassroots...

Obama's "Way-to-Go, Brownie!" Moment?

Greg Palast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Palast

You'd think the studious Senator from Illinois would avoid repeating the Bush regime's horror show of unqualified appointments, of picking politicos over professionals. But here we go again.

Arne Duncan Touted For Top Education Job By Current Secretary

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Schools CEO Arne Duncan is a "visionary" school leader who would make a "great choice" as the new U.S. Education Secretary, incumbent Secretar...

"You're Either With Us or You're With the Status Quo": Privatization Supporters Push Obama to Pick Their Kind of Education Secretary

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

Wrap your arms around the testing mania of Joel Klein, or you're soft on accountability. Embrace Michelle Rhee's nuclear approach to administering schools, or you're a status quo-hugging wuss.

Uncertainty Over Obama Education Adviser

Alexander Russo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Russo

In education circles, there's no hotter topic than who is going to be the next Secretary of Education--and if it's going to be Linda Darling-Hammond.