The polarizing education secretary joins an exodus from President Trump’s inner circle, one day after Trump supporters staged a deadly riot on Capitol Hill.
President Trump’s education secretary sparred with congressional Democrats Tuesday, over the White House’s proposed 10 percent cut in education spending.
“The president’s budget request expands education freedom for America’s families while protecting our nation’s most vulnerable students,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said. But the proposal puts two popular programs on the chopping block.
Idaho’s state superintendent is among 1,100 people attending a national summit on school reform in Nashville, Tenn. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was among Thursday’s speakers.
A scoop? Or fake news? One viral news story suggests the controversial education secretary is on her way out of the Trump cabinet. Other journalists dismiss the story as flimsy.
Nineteen Democratic attorneys general brought the case, filed in federal court Thursday. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is not a party to the case.
“(Education Writers Association) has been privileged to hear from every previous education secretary, dating to the Carter administration,” the group said in a message to its members.
“I went through exactly what she’s going through,” Ybarra told Chuck Malloy of Idaho Politics Weekly, in a column posted Monday.
Idaho students rallied on the Statehouse steps Thursday to protest the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary.