DeVos’ School Safety Plan Ignores Schools’ Real Needs

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Federal Commission on School Safety was supposed to address gun violence in our schools and recommend ways schools can keep students safe. Instead, the commission yesterday released a report that recommends pressuring educators to possess dangerous firearms in our schools and stripping students’ of civil rights protections, which seek to prevent…

DeVos’ School Safety Plan Ignores Schools’ Real Needs

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Federal Commission on School Safety was supposed to address gun violence in our schools and recommend ways schools can keep students safe. Instead, the commission yesterday released a report that recommends pressuring educators to possess dangerous firearms in our schools and stripping students’ of civil rights protections, which seek to prevent racial disparities…

Statement from CEA President Sheila Cohen on Senate Approval of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education

We thank all our teachers, parents, and the public for their tireless efforts—the rallies, the flood of phone calls, and the deluge of emails—in opposition to Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. While the odds were not in our favor and we are certainly disappointed with the outcome, we succeeded in raising the level of…

Senators Murphy and Blumenthal to Vote ‘No’ on DeVos Confirmation

Teachers have been calling and emailing their senators in unprecedented numbers, and those senators are taking notice. U.S. Senator Chris Murphy told the more than 100 teachers who joined him in New Haven Friday afternoon that his office has received an incredible 13,000 calls in opposition to Betsy DeVos’ nomination for U.S. Secretary of Education.…

Teachers Continue Push Against DeVos on Last Day Before Committee Vote

Odds may not be in their favor, but teachers are continuing to stand strong against the nomination of Betsy Devos for U.S. secretary of education. The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow morning on DeVos’ nomination, and yesterday teachers held rallies in cities around the country urging senators to…

President Trump Says Education System Leaves Students ‘Deprived of All Knowledge’

Surprising many education observers, President Donald Trump mentioned public schools during his inaugural address today—but not in a way that pleased students, parents, or teachers. Saying that “Americans want great schools for their children,” Trump went on to describe the nation’s current education system as one “flush with cash but which leaves our young and…