American Federation Of Teachers News
Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate
Proponents of letting students use public money to go to religious schools, including Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, applaud the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant for its preschool's playground
US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Blocked by Protesters From Entering a DC Public School
The country's new education secretary has already hit a roadblock in her job. Betsy DeVos , in her first visit to a public school as head of the U.S. Department of Education, tried to enter a Washington, D.C., middle school this morning but was met with a small group of protesters. They created a
Trump's Pick for Education Secretary Dealt Confirmation Blow by Key GOP Senators
Two Republican senators announced they will vote against President Donald Trump 's nominee for Secretary of Education, casting serious doubt about whether she has the support to be confirmed. Democrats had already spoken out against Betsy DeVos but Republican Senators Susan Collins and Lisa
How Trump's Pick for Education Secretary May Reignite the Education Wars
Let the education wars begin. Donald Trump ’s choice to lead the Department of Education , Betsy DeVos, has the nation’s teachers unions preparing to re-enter battle over public education systems, a little over a year after a bipartisan education reform deal was reached on the Every Student
What We Know About Betsy DeVos' Views on Education
President-elect Donald Trump today tapped billionaire GOP donor Betsy DeVos to be his pick for secretary of education, placing the Michigan native and education activist in a position to lead the agency at the helm of academic achievement in schools across the country. DeVos, a former Michigan
Hillary Clinton Looks to Sweep Bernie Sanders in 5 Primaries
Clinton and Sanders are competing especially hard in delegate-rich Pennsylvania.
American Federation of Teachers Endorses Hillary Clinton For President
Hillary Clinton has scored the first national labor endorsement of the election cycle. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) today chose to back Clinton in the Democratic primary for president. "In vision, in experience and in leadership, Hillary Clinton is the champion working families need in
Party Wars - What Are They Good For? (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES GOP SEIZES ON DEMOCRATS’ ‘WAR ON WOMEN’: Turnabout is fair play according to Republicans who are now turning the “war on women” back on Democrats. With the help of a few local Democratic politicians with sordid pasts (Anthony Weiner...
Hillary Clinton Super PAC Pulls Donors from Obamaland
Hillary Clinton’s super PAC is up and running with millions in the bank. Some of it comes from President Obama’s biggest financial backers in 2012. The group Ready for Hillary, created by supporters of the former secretary of state, raised $1.25 million in its first...
Asiana Flight 214 Investigation Update
National Transportation Safety Board head details the latest news about Saturday's deadly crash.