Betsy DeVos Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Aug 2, 2022

Hostages No More: The Fight for Education Freedom and the Future of the American Child By Betsy DeVos (Center Street, 320 pages, $29) Horace Mann (1796–1859) famously commented, “We who are engaged in the sacred cause of education are entitled…

by | Jan 11, 2021

My boyfriend gave me peaches. My boyfriend gave me pears. My boyfriend gave me fifty cents And kissed me on the stairs. I gave him back his peaches. I gave him back his pears. I gave him back his fifty…

by | Sep 22, 2020

UPDATE, Sept. 22, 9:45 p.m.: Following today’s letter from Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) requesting a cutoff of federal funds and an investigation by the Treasury Department, tomorrow’s Zoom event at SFSU featuring convicted terrorist Leila Khaled has been canceled. Convicted…

by | Jul 19, 2020

In William F. Buckley’s inaugural book God and Man at Yale, then-famed Professor Henry Steele Commager was cited for his belief that university faculty should have total control over the educational marketplace. In Professor Commager’s view, consumers and financers of…

by | Jan 2, 2020

A week after Michigan Rep. Justin Amash declared independence from the Republican Party in a July 4 Washington Post op-ed, the GOP of his native Kent County officially condemned his exit. “For some, this is a stunning revelation,” the Grand…

by | Nov 17, 2019

While many seem bewildered by the biased proceedings in the show trial surrounding the impeachment of President Trump, the truth is that due process protections died more than a decade ago with the election of President Barack Obama. And, although…

by | Apr 16, 2018

On January 8, 2014, the U.S. Education Department (USED) sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to officials of every local school district. The 44-page letter/social-justice manifesto made plain that race-based statistics must be of paramount importance in student disciplinary policies. USED’s…

by | Sep 27, 2017

Good news for college men. You’re welcome again on campus. On Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ripped up the Obama administration’s one-sided rules on how colleges and universities handle accusations of sexual assault and misconduct. The rules, imposed in 2011,…

by | Sep 19, 2017

Harking back fondly to the standards of half a century go — ah, weren’t those the blithe, happy days? — won’t get you much of a hearing from today’s self-appointed arbiters of college and university Moral Questions. I don’t care….

by | Sep 13, 2017

“Terrorism is not just killing with a bomb, but activating ideas,” Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla told his interviewer, by way of explaining why a paraplegic activist had been “disappeared.” In Christopher Hitchens’ retelling, a few of the Argentine dictator’s staff…

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