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Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year

Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year

President Donald Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year, according to three people familiar with the matter who are close to the president. Trump favors Linda McMahon to replace Ross in the role, said these people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. He [...]

November 10, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Trump is telling people he wants to replace Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by the end of the year

Education Secretary DeVos pledges support for magnet schools

Education Secretary DeVos pledges support for magnet schools

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday pledged support for magnet schools in a bid to repair ties with proponents of public education in the wake of a bruising confirmation battle, but also slammed her critics for rejecting innovation and change. In one of her first public speeches since taking office last week, DeVos [...]

February 16, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Education Secretary DeVos pledges support for magnet schools

With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

Tom Price was sworn in as U.S. secretary of health on Friday, putting in place a determined opponent of Obamacare to help President Donald Trump dismantle his predecessor’s law and reshape the nation’s healthcare system. The Senate voted 52-47 earlier on Friday to approve the conservative Georgia Republican, former U.S. lawmaker and orthopedic surgeon to [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on With eye on Obamacare, Price takes helm as health secretary

Tom Price Is Confirmed as Health Secretary

Tom Price Is Confirmed as Health Secretary

WASHINGTON — The Senate early Friday approved the nomination of Representative Tom Price to be secretary of health and human services, putting him in charge of President Trump’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. By a vote of 52 to 47, the Senate confirmed Mr. Price, Republican of Georgia, after a debate that focused [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Tom Price Is Confirmed as Health Secretary

Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Arne Duncan, Education secretary under President Obama, condemned protesters who briefly blocked Betsy DeVos from entering a Washington, D.C., public school on Friday morning. “Agree or disagree w @BetsyDeVos on any issue, but let’s all agree she really needs to be in public schools,” wrote Duncan, who served as Education secretary for seven years under [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a school as education secretary: Howard University

Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a school as education secretary: Howard University

Betsy DeVos, just sworn in as education secretary after Vice President Pence cast a tiebreaking vote in the Senate to confirm her appointment, visited Howard University on Thursday to meet with university leaders. It was her first visit as secretary. On Friday, she visited Jefferson Academy, a public school in Washington, where protesters greeted her [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Betsy DeVos made her first visit to a school as education secretary: Howard University

Senate set to consider, vote on Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Senate set to consider, vote on Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Today is D-Day in Washington — the confirmation debate and vote on Betsy DeVos, one of Donald Trump’s most controversial nominees and the most contested. Despite the assurance of President Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer the confirmation is a cinch, the administration is making a last-ditch push today for DeVos in an email solicitation pleading with [...]

February 6, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Senate set to consider, vote on Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

Among the myriad of objections leveled at Betsy DeVos, US president Donald Trump’s pick to lead American public education, the most stark is the fact that she’s never actually attended a public high school or university. Nor have her four children. The criticism becomes all the sharper when looking at Trump’s overall cabinet, which at [...]

January 25, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Almost everyone in Trump’s cabinet has experience with public education—except the education secretary

Student Gives Passionate Speech On Why Betsy DeVos Shouldn’t Be Education Secretary

Student Gives Passionate Speech On Why Betsy DeVos Shouldn’t Be Education Secretary

In a powerful and passionate speech, a Detroit student expressed why she doesn’t think Betsy DeVos should be Secretary of Education. In a video the American Federation of Teachers posted on Facebook, Dannah Wilson (whose name was spelled incorrectly in the video and later corrected in the comments) explained that 119 parents, organizers and students (including herself) [...]

January 20, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Student Gives Passionate Speech On Why Betsy DeVos Shouldn’t Be Education Secretary

Democrats blast Trump’s pick for Education Secretary

Democrats blast Trump’s pick for Education Secretary

Democrats sliced holes in billionaire Betsy DeVos’ credentials to be the next U.S. Education Secretary at a confirmation hearing on Tuesday, raising doubts whether President-elect Donald Trump’s pick will win approval in the full Senate. The nomination of DeVos to head an agency that sets policy for younger children and universities and also administers a [...]

January 18, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Democrats blast Trump’s pick for Education Secretary

Donald Trump’s Education Secretary Pick Wants To Make Christianity A Bigger Part Of Schooling

Donald Trump’s Education Secretary Pick Wants To Make Christianity A Bigger Part Of Schooling

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, spoke at a 2001 conference with her husband, Dick, about using educational philanthropy to promote their conservative Christian worldview to children. The conference was hosted by The Gathering, a group of elite Christian philanthropists. Researcher Bruce Wilson, co-founder of the website Talk To Action, unearthed the audio after [...]

December 4, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Donald Trump’s Education Secretary Pick Wants To Make Christianity A Bigger Part Of Schooling

Donald Trump’s Education Secretary Pick Wants To Make Christianity A Bigger Part Of Schooling

Donald Trump’s Education Secretary Pick Wants To Make Christianity A Bigger Part Of Schooling

Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, spoke at a 2001 conference with her husband, Dick, about using educational philanthropy to promote their conservative Christian worldview to children. The conference was hosted by The Gathering, a group of elite Christian philanthropists. Researcher Bruce Wilson, co-founder of the website Talk To Action, unearthed the audio after [...]

December 4, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Donald Trump’s Education Secretary Pick Wants To Make Christianity A Bigger Part Of Schooling