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Betsy DeVos
11th U.S. Secretary of Education. Proud mother, grandmother and wife. Lifelong advocate for children and better schools.
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Senator Mike Rounds 21h
I appreciate ’s efforts to reform . I look forward to working w/ the administration on additional reforms & streamlining. Educating our children can’t and won’t be done from DC.
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The White House 22h
High-quality training for high-demand fields. Pathways to finish school faster. Tools for career success without the crushing loan debt. We can bring down the cost of higher education—and raise the return on investment.
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Betsy DeVos 22h
The Higher ed reform principles released w/ today --simplifying loan repayment, Pell expansion, streamlining FAFSA -- are common-sense, bipartisan reforms that should be passed right away. Our students are waiting!
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Betsy DeVos 22h
Must-read from : “The 'best' ed in America is always purchased...occasionally w/ tuition, more often w/ a mortgage.” All students, not just those whose families can buy their way in to the “right” district, should have access to a great education.
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Melania Trump Mar 18
A productive & successful morning at the . Thank you to all who take part in the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs. I'm looking forward to our continued work together!
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City Journal Mar 15
In states where legislators may be on the fence about school choice, 's Education Freedom Scholarships proposal offers an incentive to experiment, without imposing federal mandates.
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Betsy DeVos Mar 15
It’s clear from today’s roundtable with , families across Iowa are embracing and want more of it. Thank you for a robust discussion on how Education Freedom Scholarships could empower even more students in Iowa to find the right education for them.
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Betsy DeVos Mar 14
Teachers deserve to be respected as the professionals they are and given the freedom to pursue their own professional development in the ways that pique their interests and hone their talents. Teacher voucher funding in 's 2020 budget will do just that. Learn more:
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City Journal Mar 13
Rather than establishing a new national program, 's Education Freedom Scholarships proposal would provide a dollar-for-dollar federal tax credit for individual and corporate donations to state-based nonprofits that give scholarships.
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Agudath Israel of America Mar 13
Washington DC: Discussion of the "Education Freedom Scholarship and Opportunity Act" legislation with the bill's sponsors and with the honored participation of US education Secretary
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Betsy DeVos Mar 12
"When politics interfere with children accessing the best education possible, we not only rob those children of their full potential, we rob our future as a nation.” Walter, you are an inspiration. Students like you are why I fight for .
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Sen. Lamar Alexander Mar 12
Replying to @SenAlexander
2) Dramatically decrease the number of students selected for verification, because students’ tax data would automatically transfer to the Department of Education which would greatly reduce the need for verification.
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Sen. Lamar Alexander Mar 12
Replying to @SenAlexander
Here is what all of these improvements mean to the 20 million families that fill out the every year: 1) Reduce the 108 questions to 15-25.
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Sen. Lamar Alexander Mar 12
Replying to @SenAlexander
Second, the Trump Administration has put the application on a phone app. I was at Sevier County High School in November and saw students zipping through the FAFSA on their iPhones.
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Sen. Lamar Alexander Mar 12
Replying to @SenAlexander
After five years of work, we are ready to do just that by reducing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – the – from 108 questions to two dozen, and eliminate the need for families to give their financial information to the federal government twice.
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Betsy DeVos Mar 12
"Our experience has shown that children thrive when their families are empowered to choose the school that best meets their needs & allows them to flourish and live up to their full potential." Thanks, for your work to expand
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Betsy DeVos Mar 12
Always a pleasure to be on with on . Thanks for the chance to talk to your listeners about and the importance of giving students opportunities to learn in the ways that work best for them. Listen to our conversation here:
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Betsy DeVos Mar 12
“To see something on this scale that is backed by the administration and by a large number of members of Congress is historic and would have been almost unimaginable not all that long ago.” Great read in on Education Freedom Scholarships:
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Betsy DeVos Mar 12
Last week, I joined New Hampshire Today with on to talk Education Freedom Scholarships and school choice. Listen to the full interview here:
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Betsy DeVos Mar 11
Today we reaffirmed this Admin’s commitment to protecting the & notified Congress we will no longer enforce the unconstitutional provisions in the ESEA barring religious orgs from serving as contract providers for equitable services.
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